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A FEATHER FOR VOLTAIRE, by JORIE GRAHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bird is an alphabet, it flies
Last Line: And this is the key to the kingdom
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers

ANTHILL, by SVETLANA MAKAROVIC    Poem Source                
First Line: All the same. I am the same
Last Line: They don't know about the golden beak- %opening above their roof
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers; Strangers

BATHERS, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They make in the twining tide the motions of birds
Last Line: And their only sun is swallowed up like a voice
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers; Wings

BIRDS, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source                
First Line: I dreamed that blood flowed from his mouth
Last Line: Gather in flocks and come near
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Feathers; Wings

CROW SHOOTER, by PAMELA GEMIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Because he despises their squawking, hell-sent selves
Last Line: Heads nodding yes; and the way they'll risk everything
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Feathers; Hunting

DOVE, by ANNE SZUMIGALSKI    Poem Source                
First Line: It troubles the boy that, if you want to draw a white bird, you
Last Line: Will never be able to escape again
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Doves; Drawing; Feathers; Wings

EJACULATION, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In this short interval to tear
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Language; Feathers; Words; Vocabulary

EPITAPH ON LADY OSSORY'S BULLFINCH, by HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All flesh is grass and so are feather too: / finches must die, as well as I & yo
Last Line: What serves for one will serve for t' other.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orford, 4th Earl Of
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On Two Piping-bullfinches Of Lady Ossry's
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Feathers; Finches; Funerals; Rest; Burials

FEATHER, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She's walking up the street from sanitary tortilla
Last Line: Answer softly, here I am.
Subject(s): Feathers

FEATHER, by DZVINIA ORLOWSKY    Poem Source                
First Line: A feather, its bird, the color red
Last Line: Which world, trembling, did it finally choose
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers

FEATHERS, by ANTOINETTE ALBERTSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Curious crows - scolding
Last Line: Not one sparrow shall fall...'
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers

FEATHERS, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You restless, curious little jo
Last Line: Who can't tell birds from feathers.
Subject(s): Feathers

FEATHERS, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There falls with every wedding-chime
Last Line: Upon the hearse there nods the last.
Subject(s): Feathers; Time

First Line: Gray feathers now lie scattered on the grass
Last Line: And though I sense a plan, I am confused.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alexander, Frances
Subject(s): Feathers; Time

FINE FEATHERS, by HENRY T. PRAED    Poem Text                
First Line: Cocky, self-pleased, barnyard king
Last Line: And barnyard glories never last.
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers; Wings

HEARD, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source                
First Line: Heard in the middle of the night
Last Line: But it was not the lark %and not the icy swan
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Feathers; Singing And Singers; Wings

HOW SHARP MUST BE THE FLETCHER'S KNIFE, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And leave in both halves flight
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Feathers; Knives; Nature

First Line: There is no call for him to rise and sing
Last Line: More beauty than the fields, farflung and green.
Subject(s): Feathers

First Line: Here you lie, with feathers cold and wet
Last Line: And be the first to wish a friend 'good morning'.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Feathers; Wings

ON MRS. MONTAGUE'S FEATHER-HANGINGS, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The birds put off their every hue
Last Line: Both poet saves and plume from fading.
Subject(s): Feathers

PITCH O' PINE SONNETS: 2. QUILLS, by WINIFRED VIRGINIA JACKSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Si's temper was barbed-quilled as a hedgehog's tail
Last Line: He hurled one at the quills, and crushed si's head.
Subject(s): Feathers; Hedgehogs

TAILS AND HEADS, by SUZANNE KNOWLES    Poem Source                
First Line: The cormorant has
Last Line: And henri de navarre a great white %plume upon his helmet for a flag
Subject(s): Feathers

TENDER BUTTONS: A FEATHER, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A feather is trimmed, it is trimmed by the light
Subject(s): Feathers

THE FEATHER AT BREENDONCK, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am praying again, god -- pale god
Last Line: That's all we needed: a good war . . .
Subject(s): Absence; Angels; Concentration Camps; Fathers & Daughters; Feathers; Guilt; Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Memory; Prayer; Relationships; Salvation; Separation; Isolation; Judaism

THE FIERCE BIRDS, by VALERY YAKOVLEVICH BRYUSOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kindling the air, fierce birds with feathers of fire
Last Line: Angels exulted in fruits that are secret and sweet and forbidden.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brusov, Valery Yakovlevich
Subject(s): Angels; Birds; Feathers; Wings

THE LITERAL = THE ABSTRACT: A DEMONSTRATION, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After all those swerving arcs in air
Last Line: Of what is absolutely there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers; Hunting; Literary Form; Wings; Hunters

THE PEACOCK FEATHERS, by NATHALIA CRANE    Poem Text                
First Line: I went forth in the morning
Last Line: All of the peacock's tail.
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers; Peacocks

THERE WAS A YOUNG PERSON IN RED, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Besides some long ribands of red
Subject(s): Feathers; Youth

TO A FLOCK OF GEESE, by CLARK MCADAMS    Poem Text                
First Line: Ye wild, free troopers of the skies
Last Line: With your wild-ringing cries.
Subject(s): Feathers; Geese; Sky; Wilderness; Wings

TRUMPETER SWANS, by JOHN RYBICKI    Poem Source                
First Line: The trumpeter swans puncture down through blue
Last Line: White nuts and bolts floating in god's engine
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers; Swans

UP TO ME, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: I stole a glance at polly
Last Line: "I'll know that it is ""up to me."
Subject(s): Feathers; Geese; Likes & Dislikes

WE MIGHT CHANGE, by JAMES DENBOER    Poem Source                
First Line: The geese feel the low pressure
Last Line: Choose-live until spring
Subject(s): Cold; December; Feathers; Geese; Winter

WOOD DUCKS AT YADDO, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: A small, gaudy mandarin
Last Line: And see such splendid mockery
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Ducks; Feathers

YELLOW FEATHER, by JANE M. MCCLELLAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The old house, still as a cradle
Last Line: One yellow feather left in the dust
Subject(s): Feathers