Friday, February 05, 2021

Not a Tiny Tom Turkey

Guineas: The Gold Standard Among Fowl!

Guineas, Guineas

Guineas are really odd creatures,
as speckled as the great speckled bird,
but they don't share that other's great features.
Fact is, they look rather absurd.

A tad smaller in size than a chicken,
and its head, just a bit turkey-like,
it can fly since it never does thicken,
but keeps itself young as a tyke.

Life was harder when everyone had to use guineas as currency!


At 4:36 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Researching "turkey vs. guinea fowl" takes one down a complicated rabbit hole (which includes questions about whether to capitalize "Guinea" and whether to write the term as "guineafowl" or "guinea fowl").

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I started down that hole, but recalled that I have a finite life accorded me and quickly stopped and got out of the hole and finished the poem.

Jeffery Hodges

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