Epic Journey – a poem by Kate Rauner

A tiny little bat,Bat
That can sit upon your thumb,
Has made a risky journey
That none have ever done.

At least, none we have ever tracked
Across the wild North Sea,
From Bristol in the UK
Past Holland’s Zuiderzee.
Found in a barn, alas, deceased;
This traveler verifies
Just how far migrant bat
Individuals can fly.

What inspires such journeys?
Their epics they can’t tell.
Let’s offer up some poetry
For the tiny pipistrelle.

Thanks to http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/25759149


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