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Ah pe-an t-as ke t-an te loo

Parrots, also known as sittacines /ˈsɪtəsaɪnz/, are birds

that melancholy among the most intelligent

and are found in most tropical and subtropical regions.

feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits. Almost all

fellow’ll play.

of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order sittaci-formes,

his handorgan

until you say

“i want a fortune”

Characteristic features of parrots include


ne vas ke than sa-na was-ke

diminished wild populations.

The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the sittaco-idea (‘true’ parrots), the Cacatuo-idea (cockatoos) and the Strigo-po-idea (New Zealand parrots).

.At which (smiling) he stops: a strong, curved bill

Parrots, along with ravens, crows, jays and magpies, are among the most intelligent birds

are true because they can’t be true

eat animals and carrion, while the lories


ing up a magical stick


the ability of some species to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets

lon ah ve shan too

Te wan-se ar ke ta-ne voo te

lan se o-ne voo

to conserve the habitats of some high-profile spieces

many of the less charismatic birds

subjected to more exploitation


this dingy cage: then with a ghost

‘s rain-faint wind-thin

than any other group of words.


no-voice sob-cries

“paw? lee”

— whereupon out (SlO–wLy) steps (to

several species inhabiting and

mount the wand) a by no

means almost

white morethanPerson;

who lays white eggs

The most important components of most parrots’ diets are seeds

(riding through space

to diminutive this

opened drawer) tweak

S with brutebeak

in the same ecosystems.

one fatal faded (pinkish or

yellowish maybe) piece

of pitiful paper —

but now, as Mr bowling Cockatoo

hatch altricial

proffers the meaning of the stars

40th road dis (because my tears

are full of eyes) appears. Because

only the truest thing always

mostly white to mostly black

read at “Make It Til You Break It” at Flux Factory June 28, 2013
A mashup of EE Cummings “That Melancholy Fellow”, Wikipedia’s entry on Parrots, and Shaker trance poetry
July 1, 2013 | |



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