The City Council has granted permission to the Railways Commission to shoot magpies which build nests of wire in the overhead equipment of the electric train system.
O joyous caroller of morn Whose wild, triumphant fluting brings Cheer to an Autumn day new born, Who, in the dawn's cool, splendor, flings Defiance to the departing night, Bidding Gloom's myrmidons begone, Harmonious harbinger of light, Proud trumpeter, sing on, sing on! O foolish and imprudent fowl Who stops the early morning rain, While mad commuters loudly howl And traffic managers complain, Death claims you. Yet, cease not to sing In that bird heaven to which you've gone Thro' your domestic blundering, Short-circuiter, sing on, sing on!
|Copyright © Perry Middlemiss 2004|