Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Reign of Ryan

I'm very pleased that Kay Ryan has been appointed poet laureate. Now maybe they'll finally start stocking her books at the local bookstore, reprinting the old ones, and putting out a collected.


The chickens
are circling and
blotting out the
day. The sun is
bright, but the
chickens are in
the way. Yes,
the sky is dark
with chickens,
dense with them.
They turn and
then they turn
again. These
are the chickens
you let loose
one at a time
and small —
various breeds.
Now they have
come home
to roost—all
the same kind
at the same speed.

1 comment:

Alan said...

From Zeldapedia:

Cucco is a chicken-like species from The Legend of Zelda series. They are usually found in flocks. Cuccos generally appear in peaceful places such as villages, ranches, and castles. Despite the name "Cucco" they are not related to the real cuckoo and are based on normal chickens.

The Cucco is usually docile and domestic in nature, and is considered quite a humorous creature. However, if one Cucco is violently attacked several times at once, it would eventually start squawking very loudly to call its nearby friends, and they would start flying around randomly after the attacker violently and relentlessly pecking at him/her to death. Once attacked by a flock of Cuccos, there is no way to protect yourself unless one manages to escape in time by fleeing from the local area. Ironically, in this state of fury they could be even more dangerous than most real enemies in the game. It is advisable not to, under any circumstances, attack any Cucco in the first place unless you are next to a door or some entrance.