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For the Birds Part Four.

Early in November two pink plastic flamingos appeared outside the library. There was no explanation for their arrival–and they began moving about campus a few days later. Without explanation, they disappeared sometime during Study Weekend. Read on to see how our community responded.

To follow the story from its inception visit the first post: For the Birds.

If you stole ’em…put ’em back, Jack!

The Wild Flamingos of Coole
by Terry Culleton, English department
Perhaps they drift upon the water,
Mysterious, beautiful.
Among what rushes might they build,
By what lake’s edge or pool
Delight men’s eyes
As I awake today
To find they’ve flown away.

A Travesty
by Chloe Hannah-Drullard ’16
Oh Lord, this is a travesty!
A huge, full-on calamity
It seems overnight,
These pink delights,
Have gone, succumb to gravity!

but then…

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The Flamingos Are Back!
by Terry
Outside ole Retford they stand,
All plastic and pinkish and grand.
Says one, “Here again?”
Says the other, “Amen!
It’s great to be back in George Land!”

All a Bad Jest
by Chloe
I guess it was all a bad jest!
The flamingos are back; it’s the best!
I might have to dance,
‘Cause this means I’ve a chance
At passing my English test!

Crossing Boundaries
by Ralph Lelii
A lone Flamingo, sad and repressed,
found the courage at last to confess.
“I can’t quite explain,
but I’m crazy ’bout Cranes,
which makes my pink parents depressed.”

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For the Birds Part Three.

Early in November two pink plastic flamingos appeared outside the library. There was no explanation for their arrival–and they began moving about campus a few days later. Read on to see how our community responded.

To follow the story from its inception visit the first post: For the Birds.

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Ode to Flamingos
by Zaid Walter ’14
Flamingos are delicate creatures
With quirky and colorful features.
They’re a joy to espy
And I bet this is why
They are constantly praised by our teachers.

Flamingo Madness
by Faith Boucher ’17
I know I should be studying
but I’m distracted by the flamingo’s fluttering.
All this commotion,
about birds with so little motion,
from my window I can see them strutting.

In Defense Of Our Friends The Flamingos
by Terry Culleton, English department
In moments of sad circumspection
When life seems devoid of direction,
Flamingos appear
So pink and so dear
To astound us with soundless affection.

Flamingos,Yo!
by Ralph Lelii, English department
Flamingos have a certain mystique
by virtue of their leggy physiques.
To balance with mirth
their girth since birth
on twin stalks speaks of cunning technique.

Flamingo Things
by Ralph
Though flamingos are hardly loquacious,
they manage to be coyly flirtatious.
They’ll knowingly sneak
a half shuttered peak
atop legs both pink and audacious.

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For the Birds Part Two.

Early in November two pink plastic flamingos appeared outside the library. There was no explanation for their arrival–and they began moving about campus a few days later. Read on to see how our community responded.

To follow the story from its inception visit the first post: For the Birds.

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Flamingo Fun Fact
by Terry Culleton, English department
Flamingos must migrate at night,
Having stood there stock-still by daylight.
Now they’ve found a peacock
Up the hill, and a plaque
To ponder till next they take flight.

Flamingo Psychology
by Ralph Lelii, English department
Flamingos are seldom neurotic,
rarely if ever psychotic.
They will get profane
when mistaken for Cranes
an error they find idiotic.

Homesick Flamingo
by Nancy Culleton, director of college guidance
A flamingo who called himself Sammy
Flew in yesterday from Miami
With a bad GPS:
He squawked, “What’s this GS?
I thought I was in Alabammy!”

Identity Crisis?
by Terry
There was a flamingo from York
Who thought that he might be a stork.
“But storks aren’t pink,
Nor of plastic, I’d think.”
Said flamingo, “Shut up, you old dork!”

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For the birds.

Early in November two pink plastic flamingos appeared outside the library. There was no explanation for their arrival–and they began moving about campus a few days later. Read on to see how our community responded.

Flamingo Arrival
by Laura Lavallee, director of public relations
The two pink flamingos you see,
Prompted several adults to agree.
That limericks should be written
Causing folks to feel smitten
With the birds of pink feathers, yippee!

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Pink Flamingos Limerick
by Terry Culleton, English department
Flamingos are birds of a feather.
They frequently hang out together.
They eat little fish,
Which they find quite delish,
And they’re plastic — they don’t mind the weather!

Flamingos
by Ralph Lelii, English department
Flamingos are oddly sympathetic,
kinetic yet not quite frenetic.
Hardly high couture,
yet that pink plastic allure
is a funky and kitschy aesthetic.

Flamingo Migration
by Nancy Culleton, director of college guidance
They don’t congregate with the tree flocks:
Flamingoes like preening near peacocks!
On days like today
When it’s chilly and grey
You might even see them in knee socks.

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