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I’ll stew that Smew

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  • Thomas Miko
    I’ll stew that Smew that’s what I’ll do When I get through telling you that’s what you’d would want to do, too I’d caught bird flu Achoo! Achoo! I
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 31, 2007
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      I’ll stew that Smew
      that’s what I’ll do
      When I get through telling you
      that’s what you’d would want to do, too

      I’d caught bird flu
      Achoo! Achoo!
      I must drive north
      To see the Smew

      I must see this
      Hungarian duck
      Since the return
      Of my birding luck

      Deposit paycheck
      At the bank
      Make sure I have
      A full gas tank

      Gloves? Hat?
      Binos? Scope
      I drive from Claremont
      Full of hope

      Highway Ten to the Five
      Then the Highway Ninety-nine
      In six short hours
      You’ll be mine

      L.A. County
      Kern, Tulare,
      I’ve heard that this duck
      Is quite wary

      Stanislaus, Mariposa,
      Madera, Merced
      That little white duck
      Has me seeing red

      I stand there in the freezing cold
      I’ve put my life two days on hold
      I stand there at this stupid lake
      To see a duck, for goodness sake!


      To see this duck I’ve called in sick
      So he pulls a dirty trick
      When I get there he’s flown away
      To reappear another day

      We stand there in the freezing cold
      He was here yesterday
      we’re told
      This duck hunt’s getting really old

      I hate this duck!
      I do, I do
      I hate this Smew
      Wouldn’t you?

      Enough of these Seuss-like poems
      Causing Calbirds readers’ moans
      This little Smew I must produce
      To stop writing like Dr Seuss

      To stay warm I stomp my feet
      This duck and I will never meet
      Start up the car
      and declare defeat


      Thomas Miko (Mikó Tamás)

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      U.S.A.
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    • Bruce Deuel
      It s a good thing for all the Dr. Seuss-rhyme imitators that the bird wasn t a jacana! Cheers, Bruce Bruce Deuel Environmental Scientist Cantara Program
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 1, 2007
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        It's a good thing for all the Dr. Seuss-rhyme imitators that the bird wasn't a jacana!

        Cheers,
        Bruce



        Bruce Deuel
        Environmental Scientist
        Cantara Program
        Departmento of Fish and Game
        Redding, CA
        (530) 225-2143
        bdeuel@...
        bdeuel@...

        >>> Thomas Miko <thomas.miko@...> 1/31/2007 10:58 PM >>>
        I’ll stew that Smew
        that’s what I’ll do
        When I get through telling you
        that’s what you’d would want to do, too

        I’d caught bird flu
        Achoo! Achoo!
        I must drive north
        To see the Smew

        I must see this
        Hungarian duck
        Since the return
        Of my birding luck

        Deposit paycheck
        At the bank
        Make sure I have
        A full gas tank

        Gloves? Hat?
        Binos? Scope
        I drive from Claremont
        Full of hope

        Highway Ten to the Five
        Then the Highway Ninety-nine
        In six short hours
        You’ll be mine

        L.A. County
        Kern, Tulare,
        I’ve heard that this duck
        Is quite wary

        Stanislaus, Mariposa,
        Madera, Merced
        That little white duck
        Has me seeing red

        I stand there in the freezing cold
        I’ve put my life two days on hold
        I stand there at this stupid lake
        To see a duck, for goodness sake!


        To see this duck I’ve called in sick
        So he pulls a dirty trick
        When I get there he’s flown away
        To reappear another day

        We stand there in the freezing cold
        He was here yesterday
        we’re told
        This duck hunt’s getting really old

        I hate this duck!
        I do, I do
        I hate this Smew
        Wouldn’t you?

        Enough of these Seuss-like poems
        Causing Calbirds readers’ moans
        This little Smew I must produce
        To stop writing like Dr Seuss

        To stay warm I stomp my feet
        This duck and I will never meet
        Start up the car
        and declare defeat


        Thomas Miko (Mikó Tamás)

        thomas.miko@...
        thomas_miko@...

        653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #C
        Claremont, CA 91711
        U.S.A.
        34.109167 N, 117.718293 W

        home: (909) 445-1456
        cell: (626) 390-1935
        work: (323) 226-7855

        "Luck favors the backbone, not the wishbone."-Doyle Brunson


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