Saturday, 9 January 2016

Pale Blue Eggs

Thank you for the gift of bullfinch eggs. They 
Unexpectedly arrived on New Year's Eve.

"So glad the pressie made it, and I am relieved 
It managed to arrive before New Year's Day!"

Thus we all raise our glasses to toast the bird

Song of the bullfinch (which we haven't heard).

Dear cousin in America, oh deary dear,
The gift that came before New Year
To our surprise contains no legs,
Beaks, eyes, wings of feathers fine.
Nor even yolk in these pale blue eggs

That are made of mint chip maltball
— At least, that's what it says on the sign 
Mimicking Maltesers in their design. 

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