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Illustration by Elizabeth Bushey
pastel on paper
The rainbow lorikeet is native to Australia. A beautifully-colored bird, about 12 inches long, it nevertheless makes a loud squawk that is not quite as beautiful to hear.
This poem was inspired by my online friendship with the delightful Grade 1 students at St. John Vianney's School in Queensland, Australia, who are lucky enough to have rainbow lorikeets as neighbors outside their window.
The tireless Flynn gets all the credit for the clever title of this poem.
Our Rowdy Rainbow Birds
Down Under, in Australia,
The children love them,
Lovely to look at,
Is that a lorikeet you hear?
© 2007 Elizabeth Bushey
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