Posts Tagged ‘ birds ’

Birds Are Vanishing From North America – The New York Times

above picture: Sanderlings. Video by Washington State, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Haiku for Birds – International Haiku Quarterly



from Haiku for Birds_International Haiku Quarterly


Haiku for Birds – International Haiku Quarterly

Where Do Birds Go In A Hurricane?

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), is a wading shorebird. This migratory shorebird is one of the most widespread of the curlews,

In the same year, another satellite tagged whimbrel, named Hope, flew into Tropical Storm Gert off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Incredibly, she endured strong headwinds for 27 hours straight, and was able to fly at an average speed of only 7 miles per hour (11kph). In contrast, after she successfully emerged from the middle of that storm, she then was pushed by strong tailwinds at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (145kph) and safely returned to her staging grounds on Cape Cod — after expending a huge amount of effort for no gain.

Source: Where Do Birds Go In A Hurricane?

Drawings by Arup Datta – Don Yorty


The Royal Black


Black Tea at Poets’ Corner

Source: Drawings by Arup Datta – Don Yorty

Madrigal – the song of the birds – Victoria de los Angeles | YouTube

Kenneth Patchen – “Do Me That Love”

‘Do Me That Love’

Do me that love
As a tree, tree
Where birds and wind
Sing though they know
How real night is
And no one can
Go on for long
In any way
Do me that love

Do me that love
As the rain, rain
That has voices
In it, the greats’
And fools’, poor dead
From old weathers —
Lives considered
And rejected
As ours will be.
The rain comes down
And flowers grow
On the graves of
Our enemies
Do me that love

~ Kenneth Patchen
from Red Wine  and Yellow Hair (1949)

Ofrin – Sleep Alone | Sofar Berlin – YouTube

Hanna Tuulikki’s Air falbh leis na h-eòin | Away With The Birds


About Away With the Birds

From Away With the Birds

A Longhouse Birdhouse: BIRDS ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: BIRDS ~.


Bird Without Wing

All week long the bird was obedient to its caged routine; fed promptly at regularly

measured intervals, even naps taken perfunctorily with cosmic discipline and good

birdism. in this manner the bird did deliver song—an efficient ecstasy. On weekends the

bird was allowed to escape its cage. in moments of disturbed flurry — a dollhouse flight

tiny bell

by the mirror

rings again

Donna Fleischer
indra’s net  bottle rockets press 2003

Livingston Taylor – Somewhere Over The Rainbow