Photo 2014 Kathabela Wilson

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May 25 Secret life of birds
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Kathabela writes:

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(On the campus in Shanghai 

there is a small forest. 

There are very large birds there,

 mostly white, some darker ones. 

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They build large sturdy nests 

near the tops of every tree. 

There are hundreds. 

They look like cranes, or maybe herons? 

I have never seen so many at once. 

They sing loudly all day long. 

Ongoing conversation.

Many people seem to know about them when I ask .

but so far no one can say their name? 
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Maybe it is secret. 
Maybe you know. 
What does your tanka have to say 
about the secret life of birds you have known?
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My response:
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hiding ~ just like me
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birds keeping secret lives
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hide ~ not seen difficult
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long lens cameras seek
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advantage:  Big Bird yellow ~ NoT
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