The Eagle Gong

 
  And so we created an eagle gong
 of fencing wire and a lid of iron
 but will it protect the geese for long?
 
  We hoped for a tinny windswept song
 to chime across valley and river stone.
 And so we created an eagle gong
 
  To strike itself with a haunting dong
 and keep the eagles spooked and shy.
 But will it protect the geese for long?
 
  The hammer's a corn can and a barbed wire prong.
 The goslings, one by one, have gone
 and so we created an eagle gong.
 
  It hangs from a Stringy by a leather thong
 and waits for the wind to sigh and moan
 but will it protect the geese for long?
 
  To see those feathers, the death.  It's wrong.
 The poor gander marches, bereft and strong
 and so we created an eagle gong.
 But will it protect the geese for long? 

Posted for the EIF Poetry Challenge

Image from Pexel’s Free Images

10 thoughts on “The Eagle Gong

    1. Thanks! I don’t know that it’s a common phrase. I think my Mum read in a permaculture magazine is or somewhere about this way of scaring off predatory birds. We probably gave it the name eagle gong It was during a ten year drought. Everyone (in the wild) was hungry.

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