We were sent this wonderful verse by Rosa James, inspired by our delightful pair on Curlew Cam, and wished to share with our supporters. We love seeing and hearing about your creativity inspired by our favourite wader. If you would like to share with us some artwork, writing, poetry, song, or any other creative exploit with a Curlew theme just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What sort of wild creature can you be
watched by humans every daylight hour?
A click to your nest
and there you are
deep in your curling curlew brain
you settle into the time span
eggs nestled into your feathery underbelly
until the first one taps out of the shell
For most birds this is rest
hidden discreet and camouflaged
but you are famous:
under the vigilance
of your worried warriors
with their clever strategies and theories
of your decline and possible survival
It feels strange to me though
to intrude on your nest
Projecting concern of another species
keeping tabs on my every scratch-
Have I become Big Sister?
May this keep your species safe
and hold the echo of your upwards call
for centuries to come…..