Vineyard Verses : To the Guinea Fowl
They seem always on a food‑hunting prowl,
as shown by this pair of guinea fowl.
We have no idea of their actual numbers;
but they arrived on our shores soon after Columbus.
Because of the guinea fowl's loud harsh cry,
farmers use them to tell if a predator's nigh.
These two are busily chowing down,
in a parking lot in Edgartown.
There's a wide range of items on which they feed;
but they seem partial to insects and seed.
One fact to make an epicure's heart quicken:
their cooked flavor is between turkey and chicken.