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Wednesday, December 17, 2014


copyright 2014, Joy Acey

copyright 2014, Joy Acey

Waterbuck, waterbuck,
oh what do you see?
As you graze and
look at me?
Males have horns
females, horn free.
Munching on grass
you're fairly

Sedentary means that the waterbuck likes to stay and graze in one area--they like to have a place they call home.  This is different from the wildebeest I featured yesterday who like to migrate over a vast area.  Are you sedentary, or do you like to migrate?  For today, can you write a poem that uses either the word migrate or sedentary?  Have fun with this difficult challenge.  Or, just write a poem of your choice, but whatever you do today, find some time to write.  Enjoy.

copyright 2014, Joy Acey


  1. Waterbucks have found a place that offers peace and contentment. Good for them. So cool that you could see them so well from where you were. Thanks for sharing.

    1. One of the tented camps we stayed in was close to the watering hole, so I got to watch them as they came for a drink. It was lovely to be able to see their shaggy coats up close and to compare it to the Thompson gazelles.