B& – Gorilas – Gorillas – Goril·les

Rc – Durrell – Stationary Ark – 103 – Baby gorillas

Por |octubre 23rd, 2016|

The two boys grew apace
and eventually graduated
from incubator to basket
and play-pen and
(when they got too boisterous)
to a cage in the Mammal House.

Here,
with access to sunshine and fresh air,
they grew even quicker,
beating up their toys
and thumping their chests
like adult gorillas
in an effort to prove to us
how powerful and savage they were,
a boast belied
by their enchanting woolly,
piccaninny […]

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Rc – Durrell – Stationary Ark – 097 – Clad in nothing but a guitar

Por |octubre 23rd, 2016|

She took one look at the massive shape

and reacted in much the same way

as a teenage girl might

if her favourite pop star

suddenly walked into her bedroom,

clad in nothing but a guitar.

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Rc – Durrell – Stationary Ark – 070 – Wiping the crumbs off our mouths

Por |octubre 23rd, 2016|

Lang’s prognostication proved right; our animals displayed all the symptoms of appalled horror that you would expect from a missionary to whom you had offered human flesh en casserole. We wondered, in the face of such stubbornness, whether perhaps our dough-like substance tasted different from Lang’s; since some of the ingredients were not the same, was […]

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