Napowrimo #14: The mason bird

The remarkable nest of the weaver bird
is passably well known;
less famous is the mason bird
which carves a nest from stone.
The proportions can be clumsy;
there’s a tendency to schlock,
a rather Disney mixture
of the Gothic and Baroque;
some ornamental flourishes
are let down by poor technique.
But not bad for a bird holding
a chisel in its beak.


[I did write one for yesterday, but it was purely to say I’d written one and even by Napo standards it wasn’t worth posting]

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