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The Poetry of Birds, edited by Simon Armitage and Tim Dee, is a comfort book, one to keep within easy reach when you need a quiet moment to yourself away from family, work, and the ever present contact with others.  It is not a book to read cover to cover or rush through for that would be a foolish waste of time.  It is organized a bit like a field guide, so you know how to handle it.  Good luck.

When thinking of a title for this short post, the easy, first choice was Emily Dickinson “Hope” is the thing with feathers– but eventually it came down to two finalists.  I chose Mark Doty‘s line from Flit, but I want to close with the other finalist from Walt Whitman‘s The Dalliance of the Eagles She hers, he his, pursuing.  Charles Marlin

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