Biodiversity challenge – I’iwi

Iiwi go, iiwi go, iiwi go

Six scarlet Hawaiian honeycreepers,
Sickle-billed sextet of
Nectar collectors,
All vermilion airs
And graces,
Hover, hoover,
Fill their boots of salmon-pink
Amid the corridors of flower.

Fiery feeders
Flushed with success,
Suffused with sugar,
One by one
The sated scarlet starlets
Slowly fade away,
Going, going, gone,
Leaving us to face
A future coloured
Several shades of grey.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

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