Ode to a Hoopoe.

The great pharaoh Cheops,
who built the pyramid at Giza,
loved to dine
on a pizza
composed chiefly
of Upupa epops.
With a bottle of wine
for the table,
with a tale
from the fables
of Aesop.
Following which
He fell
In a stupor,
Having dined so well
On a hoopoe.

                                       Laki   Oct. 2014