Thursday, August 23, 2012

Parliamentary Unicorn

A Unicorn is a mythical creature born of legend, folklore and fable.
This one sits opposite a rampant lion in the Victorian Parliament.
What purpose does it have in this legislative house?
As it glistens with silver, chained to a shield,
perhaps it's a crest of truth and peace and honour.

4 comments:

  1. LOL, unicorn does not exist. So is the current legislative process in our state. Maybe that is to render the parliament as a fantasy land.

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  2. I wonder if there's a touch of irony attached to this choice Joe! I've watched 'Question Time' and there's nothing peaceful about it haha!

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  3. Nations have often adopted fanciful symbols for themselves perhaps going back to a belief in animism. So we have the British lion, the Russian bear, and the American eagle. Unicorn looks good, so why not?

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