General Poetry posted August 7, 2014

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more travel poem-cards from Costa Rica--haiku series

Tortuguero by Foot

by Joan E.

flocks with bird of paradise
bright pollinators

trogon mating calls
fill dense foliage
high trills vibrate

balsas float upward
and blue crabs drill nests below
balanced habitat

giant ficus trees
modify roots left and right
stable in floods

bridge washes out
in secondary forest
virgin trail blazed

white-faced monkey clan
greets guests near friendly lodge
ecosystem intact


The heliconia is like the bird of paradise with leaves that look like flowers and act as pollinators. The trogan is a colorful bird in the same family as the quetzal. You might remember as a kid making model airplanes out of light balsa wood. I'm back home in Southern California, nursing a cold, but the adventures were worth it!

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