Poem for Zizania texana, Texas Wild Rice

Oh magnificent endangered species,
home for fish to swim free,
In springs, next to a University.

Such beauty brings affinity of affection,
in responsibility of its protection,
Wild Rice,
proud and tough enough to be a Texan.

Swimming in water,
next to the Alma mater,
longer and calmer,
than the most distinguished honor.

Planning a concert of words,
next to the harbor, on the curb
with tribute to the donors.

Naturalist connoisseurs!
Yes sir,
your recurrent presence is preferred,
Nay, necessary for this nature to endure.

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