Friday, August 17, 2018

Poetry Friday -- Bright Wings



Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds
edited by Billy Collins
illustrated by David Allen Sibley
Columbia University Press, 2010

So much to love about this little book. Poems collected by Billy Collins. (The man has good taste!) Illustrations by David Sibley. (Gorgeous.) Birds.

Here's one of my favorites -- The Crows Start Demanding Royalties by Lucia Perillo.

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Christy has the bird-themed Poetry Friday Roundup at Wondering and Wandering.




13 comments:

  1. Oh. So much attitude! I'd not seen crows this way before - yet I recognise them!

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  2. Happy Friday to the poets and birds alike!

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  3. I want that book! Nice ending to the poem, and funny title, too.

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  4. Reminds me of the Fonz in Happy Days. :-)

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  5. What a wonderful poem! I want that book, too!

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  6. Delightful! Just delightful. Those crows hold so much personality...and have for centuries of poets. I love this!

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  7. Oh my, this is marvelous, Mary Lee, how "they strategize for their class-action suit". I have another "On Wings of Song" but sadly, no "Demanding Royalties". Thanks!

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  8. I always admire the cocky saunter of crows and think of them as pirates. Now I have a new image for them! I thoroughly enjoyed this poem and have added the book to my cart. Thanks!

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  9. Mary Lee, I laughed when I read the 2nd stanza. My husband and I were just talking about Elvis when turned to the Elvis channel. Crows with Elvis hairdos-while I am not fond of the crow's look, I now have a new image that makes me smile.

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  10. Oh, those crows do scream, don't they? I'm not a huge fan of crows, but Perillo's imaginings made me laugh!

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  11. The blogger also has good taste! How perfect for today.

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  12. The library has a copy of this and I am quite fond of it! It's a constant battle between those on staff who want to "de-accession" a book that doesn't go out frequently, and me, who wants to keep all the books of poetry. There are some books a library just has to keep, and Bright Wings is one!

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  13. Oh my, those crows...and a whole book of bird poetry.

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