Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Avian Inspired Poems. The Cedar-Bird (Cedar Waxwing).

Avian Inspired Poems. The Cedar-Bird (Cedar Waxwing).

Inspired by such works as Land-Birds and Game-Birds of New England by H.D. Minot (1877) and The Birds of New England by Edward A. Samuels (1870), is my attempt to bring their long-forgotten words, and place in time, back to life through a series of short poems and images. 

The Birds of New England by Edward A. Samuels (1870)
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Common name in 1877:   The Cedar-Bird

Common name in 2019:   Cedar Waxwing, (Bombycilla cedrorum)

1938 Arm & Hammer Useful Birds of America Series
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The Cedar-Bird

Footpaths lined with ornamentals, don their mellow fruits. 

The Cedar-Bird is not a songster, in silence they often loot.

Social are these olive birds, they feast and have their fill.

Returning to the biting sky, with grace and much free will.

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum) 
Photo Credit: Paul Cianfaglione
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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum)
Photo Credit: Paul Cianfaglione
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