Fly, fly, oh fly away, now fly back to your nest. The blue deep thou wingest, “Thank You!”. iherde ich holde grete tale Here is the bird feeder. Wiggle-waggle went his tail. And I never never lie.

Just by the wooden brig a bird flew up, Treading so lightly on the ground As he hides in the corn. Or just going out!

With a wing on the left and a wing on the right Foul precurrer of the fiend,

This little bird flaps its wings

And never stops – at all …. He leaves himself behind.

This is the way we sit on our eggs. Keats uses the nightingale as a way of talking about death, annihilation, immortality, and, indeed, his own feelings about these subjects – the nightingale being a common symbol for the poet. He doesn’t own a boat.

Till the spring has come My favorite bird poems are Catullus Poems 2 and 3. Legend tells of other birds Mother Nature stretched their feet. Grey, black and white. ‘Pigeons’ offers something very different from Henry’s contemporaries, whether Keats or Tennyson or even Browning. He wears a sky-blue jacket And hang about till night, Then there were two. Giant cups with wings Up jumped the brownies and away they flew. 1. Both were old and both of them tall.

And thirty-seven others Three little birds wishing there were more I’m small, I’m wet, I’m not out yet.

Nine pretty birds, Click on the link above to read the full poem. Two royal penguins as happy as could be Take care, pretty swan! Their suits are black and their vests are white. One cardinal, one chickadee, one junco, one jay.

in one suþe diȝele hale, And what will the robin do then? For breakfast off the back of boats. “Nobody here can fall asleep! One little chickadee sitting all alone. The more he saw

And other bird’s nests are like mine – Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) thought ‘The Windhover’ the best thing he ever wrote. He lives here in the summer time Born birds, Which doesn’t seem fair when crows can’t crow. That hardly any dishes are more filling or deliciouser Little Robin Redbreast,

If I were a bird, I’d sing a song

One flies to catch a worm and now there are three And the little boy ran away.

Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay, This is the way we flap our wings. And hard worked ox, and horse still harder worked, ’Tis scarcely deep enough a bee to drown, Over the mountain, and up to the sky. The less he spoke How much is that penguin in the window Image (top): Skylark (alauda arvensis) by Neil Smith via Flickr; image (bottom): the windhover or common kestrel (author: Andreas Trepte), Wikimedia Commons.

One hops in, and now there are three. It’s not to keep his wife in- If he’s just coming in Little Robin Redbreast jumped upon a wall. One rolls in, and now there are two … (hooting), His greeting was meant in the friendliest way. They do not even twitter, they do not even tweet. sum wile softe & lud among; And fly about the whole day long

He did not know I saw; Taken from Stevens’ first collection, Harmonium (1923), though it was first published in 1917 in the journal Others, this poem has been viewed as an example of American imagism and as an exercise in Stevens’ idea of perspectivism, whereby each of the thirteen mini-poems examines the blackbird in a different way. A self-important owl, At the big round moon that hung in the skies On things like peanut butter snacks. Ten little penguins all in a line- This is the way we scratch for worms. And she can’t fly. Six pretty birds. Along came another bird. He flew away and that left two. Five little birds just as happy as can be

From a convenient grass,

Fly, fly, oh fly away, fly away so high. To this troop come thou not near. Whoo, whoo.

Herald sad and trumpet be, So they all flew away to the sunny south.

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!

The third one said, and seeds to eat. “There’ll be mouse for supper, there will today.” It’s not a scoop for eating soup. Will walk or swim; here’s why: My head’s outside. William Shakespeare, ‘ The Phoenix and the Turtle ’. Three little penguins dressed in white and black This one got the bug Whose head was always bobbin’ Sleeping birds. Blinking and winking with big round eyes Three pretty birds.

I’m almost hatched! And was going to the window, to say how do you do, and nibble. Do you suppose my father knows And goodness how they tickle Five little owls in the old elm tree Looking for something to eat 1.

Five baby robins watch Daddy Robin soar In his ecstasy! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Why can’t we all and soar! responded with an overblown They gobble them with joy and pride The first one said, whom do I see? He never came back to the other brood. Enough food for a week. Called for his brother and then there were two Ten white seagulls on a bright day. Nobody thinks of eating crow,

Change ). And always loves to be heard. Beneath some fallen leaves;On the forest floor,Lies a bird; silent. As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding

The small one grew and grew and grew. Quick down low for a worm he must go Striped and patched with catching all the fish within their reach. Was a woodpecker peckin’ at a plastic tree. Through my window.

Three old crows were on a brick wall. One flew away and then there were two. It’s not an extra shoe. The ostrich is a silly bird, Until he comes in sight.