Sweet and sour aurora chorus :
unwilling slugabed sleepers
Earlybird seekers of breakfast
hopping and pecking here and there.
A flypast of oystercatchers,
Red Arrows, veiled in black and white
A swim past of mallard parents
with a ribambelle of fluffballs.
The mugging by high-handed gulls
of an innocent ham sandwich.
A patient hovercraft kestrel
aloft and quivering to plunge.
Formation dancing by starlings
glimmering across the twilit stage.
A soggy stiff-jointed stillness
of a witness, longing for tea
The poem was partially inspired by a post at the Osprey Watch
Ribambelle is a French word for a string of something, usually children.
The form is a Synchronicity poem consisting of eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This form has no rhyme and is usually written in the first person (variation removes that restriction) with a twist at the end.