The Skeleton of the Great Moa in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
The skeleton of the great moa on iron crutches
Interesting failure to adapt on islands,
Under the skylights, wonder at the huge egg
Not I. some child born in a marvellous year,
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Like Fairburn's "fingers round the earth, earth round the bone" this captures some sense that death provides a release - a shelter - from an existence to which one is by nature unsuited.