Stripy Sensations

Peacock Poetry

I am not a huge fan of zoos but Basel’s offering is one of the better ones and Android convinced me that it would be worth a day trip. Having spent many a summer semester afternoon there during my teaching days, I wasn’t convinced that it would be the ideal way to relax of an afternoon and, in part, I was right! The frantic feel of the inside enclosures was more than made up for though by the time spent observing the fantastically zany zebras who, of late, I consider to be my Spirit Animal! Yes, I admit it, I have gone even more hippie in my forties it has to be said!


Visionary spirits of tail-swishing sight

Your stripy coats fresh and amazing

At home both in darkness and in your light

There’s nothing your free souls is phasing

Striking and dashing and almost unreal

Your markings are…

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