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Thursday, 18 March 2010

James Schuyler: Starlings


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The starlings are singing!

You could call it singing.

At any rate, they are starlings.







Starlings: James Schuyler, from Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems (2010)


Hildebrandt's starling (Lamprotornis hildebrandti), Tanzania: photo by Noel Fearns, 2010

4 comments:

Curtis Roberts said...

That's one really attractive starling. Funny poem too.

TC said...

Thanks Curtis. I thought so too, in both cases.

Simon said...

Hi Tom, I always loved what Joseph Cornell purportedly confided (to Rudy Burckhardt):
"I'm a sucker for birds".
Another beautiful posting
All best
S

TC said...

Hi Simon,

Sweet to hear from you -- I was trying to meet two very high standards, your eye and Jimmy's.

(By the way there is something in the air heading your way this week...assuming you are "at home"?)

Readers should know that Simon Pettet and James Meetze co-edited this wonderful new volume, Schuyler's Uncollected.