The Australian Ibis (Sister to the Sacred Ibis) A Poem by Ian Irvine Hobson
I - The Evening Dinner An Australian ibis - sister to Thoth's sacred ibis (now extinct in Egypt) - is nesting near the dam at the bottom of our land. She hatched three chicks but only two survive. It's swampy down there, due to the summer of inundations - we imagine she feeds her young on