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Title Bright wings : an illustrated anthology of poems about birds / edited by Billy Collins ; paintings by David Allen Sibley.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2010.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    821.008 BRI    Available
Description xiii, 268 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents John James Audubon / Stephen Vincent Benet -- Loons mating / David Wagoner -- Drifting off / Seamus Heaney -- Mother Carey's hen / David Yezzi -- Birds / Robert Creeley -- Pelican / Carol Frost -- Magnificent frigatebird / George Green -- Blue booby / James Tate -- Heron / Will H. Ogilvie -- Hope and love / Jane Hirshfield -- On the sight of swans in Kensington Gardens / Charles Lamb -- On the marriage of friends / Greg Delanty -- Swan and shadow / Jane Hollander -- Wild geese / Mary Oliver -- Teal / Naito Joso -- From Woody's Restaurant, Middlebury / Greg Delanty -- Still, citizen sparrow / Richard Wilbur -- To a farmer who hung five hawks on his barbed wire / David Wagoner -- Evening hawk / Robert Penn Warren -- You and I saw hawks exchanging the prey / James Wright -- from The parliament of fowls / Geoffrey Chaucer -- Peregrine falcon, New York City / Robert Cording -- Make-falcon / Linda Gregorson -- Dalliance of the eagles / Walt Whitman -- Pheasant / Sylvia Plath -- Bird at the leather mill / Joshua Mehigan -- Coot / Mary Howitt -- Plover / Kathleen Jamie -- Shorebird-watching / Amy Clampitt -- On a 3 1/2 oz. lesser yellowlegs, departed Boston August 28, shot Martinique September 3 / Eamon Grennan -- Sandpiper / Elizabeth Bishop -- Ballet of the fifth year / Delmore Schwartz -- Seagulls / John Updike -- Kittiwake / Wilfrid Wilson Gibson -- After reading Peterson's guide / Linda Pastan -- Lost parrot / Susan Mitchell -- Contrast; the parrot and the wren / William Wordsworth -- Great horned owl / Charles Simic -- Barred owl / Richard Wilbur -- To a captive owl / Henry Timrod -- Owl / David Bottoms -- Great gray owl / Annie Finch -- Owl / Carl Rakosi -- Owl / Edward Thomas -- Chimney swifts / Mark Jarman -- Swifts / Anne Stevenson -- Swifts / Gerald Stern -- Humming-bird / D.H. Lawrence -- Kingfisher / Lisa Williams -- Kingfisher / Amy Clampitt -- Woodpecker keeps returning / Jane Hirshfield -- Woodpecker / Elisabeth Madox Roberts -- Arts of joy / Kevin Stein -- Black Phoebe / Timothy Steele -- Shrike / Henry David Thoreau -- Still missing the jays / Stanley Plumly -- Magpie's song / Gary Snyder -- Paired things / Kay Ryan -- Calves not chosen / Linda Gregg -- Crows start demanding royalties / Lucia Perillo -- Questions poems ask / Lawrence Raab -- Ravens at Deer Creek / Robert Wrigley -- Ravens of Denali / Dorianne Laux -- Ode to the swallow / Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- Swallow / John Clare -- Emperor's bird's-nest / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Watching the swallows / Dorothy Wordsworth -- from The princess; O swallow / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- Home-thoughts, from Abroad / Robert Browning -- Cliff swallows / Debra Nystrom -- Blue swallows / Howard Nemerov -- December notes / Nancy McCleery -- In Walden wood the chickadee / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Titmouse / Walter de la Mare -- Bluebirds / Henry David Thoreau -- Darkling thrush / Thomas Hardy -- Thrushes / Siegfried Sassoon -- I have a bird in spring / Emily Dickinson -- I dreaded that first robin so / Emily Dickinson -- Love's good-morrow / Thomas Heywood -- To Robin Red-breast / Robert Herrick -- Poor Cock Robin / Robert Service -- Death of Lesbia's bird / Catullus -- Of the air / Daniel Halpern -- Cedar waxwings / Jonathan Aaron -- Cedar waxwing on Scarlet Firethorn / Stanley Plumly -- Song / John Keats -- Warbler announcing spring at morning / Shotetsu -- Happy bird / John Clare -- Bird watching / John Ciardi -- Cardinal / Henry Carlile -- Cardinals in a shower at Union Square / Stanley Plumly -- Pair of tanagers / Mark Jarman -- Brave sparrow / Michael Collier -- Love song / Carol Muske-Dukes -- Christmas sparrow / Billy Collins -- Sparrow trapped in the airport / Averill Curdy -- Partita for sparrows / Brenda Hillman -- Visitation / Jeffrey Harrison -- Old acquaintance / Mark Jarman -- Call of the junco bird / Edward Hirsch -- Redwing blackbirds / Robert Penn Warren -- Red-winged blackbirds / Juliana Gray -- Birds / William Carlos Williams -- Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird / Wallace Stevens -- Keeping track / Bob Hicok -- Grackles / Lisa Wiliams -- Rose-breasted grosbeak / Juliana Gray -- Faithful friend / William Cowper -- Caged goldfinch / Thomas Hardy -- For the birds: a charm of goldfinches / Cecilia Woloch -- Rara avis / Brendan Constantine.
Subject Birds -- Poetry.
English poetry.
American poetry.
Added Author Collins, Billy.
Sibley, David, 1961-
ISBN 9780231150842 (cloth : alk. paper) : $22.95
0231150849 (cloth : alk. paper)

 
    
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