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November 5, 2013


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How shall we three evolve flight?
Trees down or ground up, day or night?
When the proper traits we hold,
When we're warm in climates cold.
That will be ere an era old.

Wings that could have barely flown,
Semilunate carpal bone,
Bony tail with plumed array,
Air-sac-riddled vertebrae,
Furcula within a chest,
Claws with thickness well compressed,
Hands that fold but never tightly,
Metatarsals fastened slightly,
Trenchant pedal ungual two,
In a feathered cauldron stew.
Double, double, toil and try,
Fire burn and cauldron fly.

By the frameshift of my thumbs,
Something winged this way comes.
Fair is fowl and fowl is fair,
Flutter through the fog, or climb with WAIR.

For the past few days there's been a meme at Twitter called "Dinoshakespeare", where people modify quotes from Shakespeare plays to make them about dinosaurs.  I felt like I needed to give this a try, although my own attempt at it is too long to fit in a Twitter post.

Instead of Macbeth's three witches, in this poem I imagine a dromaeosaurid, a troodontid, and an archaeopterygid crafting the spell together.

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orange-eyed-serpent Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really well written and flows wonderfully. My favorite line is "trenchant pedal ungual two". I love the anatomy references. It's been a long time since I've seen you post writing on here, so it's good to see you posting again. :)
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Excellent work.
keesey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Nicely done!
LanexCyteri Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
congrats on this being mention by the great EWiloughby
Agahnim Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Is that supposed to be a big deal?  She and I have been collaborating on art for more than six years.  Who do you think did the preview illustration for Cretaceous Roulette?
LanexCyteri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
oh I did not know that sorry 
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