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Apr 14, 2021

"The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet." --John Burroughs

Four Winged Poems

"This time of year, the birds catch my attention and hold it. The robins are back, or maybe they're just bolder. I see them most in this early spring season, when the worms are warming up out of the soil. The goldfinches are muted still, their diets not yet offering the delights that turn their plumage bright. And the mourning doves are crying all day long...I love the way that watching them helps slow me down. This time of year, life can start to seem crowded and hectic. The school term is almost over, though there is still much work to complete. Longer days seem to come with more demands. I am grateful, then, for the birds." Orion's poetry editor Camille T. Dungy shares a selection of her favorite bird poems here.

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