The Thrill Seekers
On the verandah rail, inquisitive Willie Wagtails,
dressed ready for a black tie dinner,
dance, twist, flit in a flash to perch teasingly
on a magpie’s back, saucy tale upright.
Do they hope perhaps, for a free flight?
With a sudden song—burst they dash through water spray,
wing span maximised to ride the wind, surf air waves,
ski the skies, in flight so free assistance is superfluous.
foto – clarence river at ulmarra