The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!Rate it:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1887

US essayist & naturalist (1837 - 1921)

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