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Bright wings : an illustrated anthology of poems about birds / edited by Billy Collins ; paintings by David Allen Sibley
Books | Columbia University Press | 2010
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xiii, 268 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
John James Audubon / Stephen Vincent Benet -- Introduction 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 / John 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 / Elizabeth 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.
Summary
From the Publisher: In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression. Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the "bright wings" around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet's and painter's art.
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Collins, Billy.
Sibley, David, 1961-
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Illustrated anthology of poems about birds
ISBN
9780231150842 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231150849 (cloth : alk. paper)
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