Pelican   1 comment

THE REASON FOR THE PELICAN

by John Ciardi
 
The Reason for the pelican
Is difficult to see;
His beak is clearly larger
Than there’s any need to be.

It’s not to bail a boat with —
He doesn’t own a boat
Yet everywhere he takes himself
He has that beak to tote.

It’s not to keep his wife in —
His wife has got one, too.
It’s not a scoop for eating soup.
It’s not an extra shoe.

It isn’t quite for anything.
And yet you realize
It’s really quite a splendid beak
In quite a splendid size.

Posted June 24, 2010 by Lana G! in Outdoors, Photo, Photography, Poetry

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  1. Great shot…fun poem…

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