Monday, December 19, 2011

Failed Copy ?


FB friend Anand Amembal  posted this wonderful picture of a Little Egret in flight.

It reminded me of the brouhaha some years ago about the Concord flights from Europe to New York, where you reached an hour before you started, created shockwaves in the air, and "booming" disgust in the minds of those staying near airports.  Not to mention huge costs and expensive flights.

If birds are an inspiration, the aero chaps need to look further inside...:-) 

(photograph by Anand Amembal)
Imitation
as a form of flattery,
works
only
when you
imitate the mind as well.

So the Supersmart
Concorde
puffed
with an aerodynamic profile
of the
Little Egret
flew
in a hurry,
and reached
before it started
with no talk
and
all noise.

And fizzled out.
Because
a country that served
thousands of egrets
at a Kings Banquet in 1500's
cannot be expected
to understand
their minds.

This one,
sweeps past,
a slow flight
in pretty plummage,
looking for
wetlands
with scurrying fish and frogs,
to be tapped
for lunch,
and a
croaking "Cuk Cuk Cuk"
when its time to
procreate.

No shockwaves,
No costs,
and unlike the
thoughtless Concorde,
a slight holding in
of its graceful neck.

We bipeds must learn
when to
not
stick the neck out....

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