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Subject - Birds

Don't miss the other subject index about various kinds of animals.

Poetry is a sky dark with wild-duck migration. - Carl Sandburg


  1. Robin Redbreast by William Allingham
  2. Sonnet to the Redbreast by John Codrington Bampfylde

    Sweet bird! Sing on!

  3. Stanzas by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
  4. Nightingales by Robert Bridges

    Our song is the voice of desire

  5. To A Waterfowl by William Cullen Bryant

    God guides the paths of bird and man

  6. Bird Language by Christopher Pearse Cranch

    what could those birds be saying?

  7. The Eagle by e.e. cummings

    sailing into far skies and unknown harbors

  8. The Kingfisher by W. H. Davies

    its beauty is found only in quiet places

  9. What Bird So Sings by Thomas Dekker
  10. A Route of Evanescence by Emily Dickinson
  11. Morning-Rains by Michael Field
  12. The Owl Critic by James T. Fields

    this man surely knows his owl-eology, or does he?

  13. The Oven Bird by Robert Frost

    What to make of a diminished thing

  14. The Cardinal Bird by William Davis Gallagher
  15. The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy

    who understands more, bird or man?

  16. To the Oriole by Herbert Salisbury Hopkins
  17. Some Geese by Oliver Herford
  18. The Hen by Oliver Herford
  19. The Penguin by Oliver Herford

    this bird really knows how to catch fish

  20. The Woodcock and the Daw by John Heywood
  21. Ye Little Birds That Sit and Sing by Thomas Heywood
  22. The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    long rising and falling rhythms throughout the octave of this sonnet imitate the dipping and soaring motion of the falcon as it glides on the wind

  23. Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats
  24. Owl Against Robin by Sidney Lanier

    the Owl puts the noisy Robin in its place

  25. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

    an eerie tale of an anguished man haunted by the memory of his lost love

  26. The Loon by George Charles Selden
  27. To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    the song of the Skylark becomes Shelley's exquisite metaphor for the poet who wants to teach mankind "sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not."

  28. Meadowlarks by Sara Teasdale
  29. The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    he is the monarch of his world

  30. To the Mocking-Bird by Richard Henry Wilde
  31. The Fisherman's Hymn by Alexander Wilson
  32. The Blue-bird by Alexander Wilson

The subject indexes are a wonderful way to browse Poets' Corner, leading you to works you might not find any other way. I hope also that they can help the site to seem less overwhelming than it might at first. If you have suggestions or comments about the Subject Indicies please contact Jon Lachelt.

The quotes from Carl Sandburg on the heading of some of the subject pages are from his book of poems, Good Morning America.

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