Saturday, February 06, 2021

An Untruth of Turkeys?

A rumor of turkeys . . .

Turkeys, Turkeys

Turkeys are truly weird creatures.
I'm told that they die in the rain!
To snuff the air's one of their features.
Beaks skyward they drown to no gain.

Thus, turkeys are thought to be stupid,
and they are if they do as is thought.
But they might just be victims of Cupid,
and their minds with just love alone fraught!

Turkeys gobble everything . . .


At 3:43 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

"An untruth of turkeys" sounds like a way to talk about turkeys collectively, cf. "a murder of crows." A list of fascinating collective names can be found here. Among the more interesting ones:

a shrewdness of apes
a clowder of cats
a skulk of foxes
a bloat of hippos
a smack of jellyfish
a parliament of owls
a fever of stingrays
a zeal of zebras

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I meant the "Untruth" to sound that way.

By the way, you remarked a week ago or more that I might be into another cycle of poems ready-made for publication. That might be the case. I've got 18 written at this point, with no sign of stopping.

I don't plan these things. They just happen. I hope that they're worth the time of the reading involved.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:28 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Well, I bought and enjoyed the e-book version of Radiant Snow, so I'll buy—and likely enjoy—your new collection whenever it comes out.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, that's encouraging.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:46 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

What ever they say, turkeys remain good eating.

At 3:46 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

"a parliament of owls"


At 8:06 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Turkey buzzards, on the other hand . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 10:04 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

"a parliament of fowls"?

Jeffery Hodges

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