Hour 10: Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

I love the bright red cardinal
And his dun-colored mate
The bold blue jay that visits me
And the robin on the gate
I sometimes see the goldfinch
And the purple martin too
The other birds who visit
Are of a duller hue
But down in wild Australia
Lives a bird that’s quite unique
Wearing every color
Is the rainbow lorikeet
His head is of a brilliant blue
His wings are shades of green
His chest is red and yellow
And every color in between
His beak is painted orange
But do not be confused
His feet are just simply gray
It was the one color left unused

(picture from https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/rainbow-lorikeet.html)

2 thoughts on “Hour 10: Rainbow Lorikeet

  1. This cheerful poem is delightful and I’m sure it would appeal to children. The rhythm and the colors are both bright and appealing. Well worth reprinting in your own book of rhymes for children.

    Check the meter of the last two lines.

    1. Yep. I am slowly amassing poems about animals that I hope to shape into a children’s poetry book someday. (I only need about 40 more poems!) It all started with a Llama poem I wrote for a friend.

      Here’s how I fixed the end:
      His beak is painted orange
      Yet, not to be confused,
      His feet are but a simple gray
      (The one color left unused!)

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