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The original golden langur

Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

Viewed in the verdant fastnesses of India or Bhutan

A golden langur may look like some sere gentleman,

In hairy old age if through an anthropomorphic eye

Sheltering beneath the leaves’ umbrella held up high.

A coat of fur that gifts his name is of a golden yellow

But whiskers make leaf monkeys ape an olden fellow

It'll range from upper jungle top to the forest ground

A riverine, it may often by the water’s edge be found.

Or on all fours in evergreen savannah or forest bowers

Browse fruits and leaves and chew the sweetest flowers.

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Hello Frank,


How well you describe the habitat and the habits of this endangered creature! I wish I could give such a poetical response when asked why did I adopt this "sere gentleman" as a pseudonym.


I enjoyed this very much.


Thank you


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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Frank E Gibbard

Thankee there Golden it was a pleasure as it always was to associate with you GL, Frank

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Frank, I enjoyed this sorta tribute to this animal. Nicely written.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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