Friday, 5 November 2010

Peck

PECK

–noun
1. a dry measure of 8 quarts; the fourth part of a bushel, equal to 537.6 cubic inches (8.81 litres).
2. a container for measuring this quantity. Abbreviation: pk, pk.
3. a considerable quantity

–verb (used with object)
1. to strike or indent with the beak, as a bird does, or with some pointed instrument, especially with quick, repeated movements.
2. to make (a hole, puncture, etc.) by such strokes; pierce.
3. to take (food) bit by bit, with or as with the beak.
–verb (used without object)
4. to make strokes with the beak or a pointed instrument.
–noun
5. a quick stroke, as in pecking.
6. a hole or mark made by or as by pecking.
7. a quick, almost impersonal kiss.
8. (in timber) incipient decay from fungi, occurring in isolated spots.
9. pecks. Also, peckings. Slang . food.






















He’d peck a peck
A whole world even
If you’d let him
One grain at a time.

In the mean time
He’ll wake you up
Its pecking call
Demanding breakfast.

Eat or be eaten
Is his anguished credo
Reality is elsewhere:
Eat, therefore be eaten.


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11 comments:

willow said...

I love-love peck a peck!

Helen said...

How completely clever!

Jinksy said...

Who'd be a chicken? lol :)

Suz said...

nice!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

now that's a bushel of peck

Kristen Haskell said...

Nice magpie:)

Tumblewords: said...

Way clever!

Brian Miller said...

fun play on the words..you worked in at least 3 variations...nicely done...

Carrie Burtt said...

Fun and brilliant! :-)

Jingle said...

love your creativity,
xx

Jingle Poetry said...

you are a real talent.
keep shining.