You have to believe in happiness,
Or happiness never comes ...
Ah, that's the reason a bird can sing -
On his darkest day he believes in Spring. Douglas Malloch You Have To Believe.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore -
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping. Edgar Allan Poe The Raven.
A Robin Redbreast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage. William Blake Auguries of Innocence.
Gay, guiltless pair,
What seek ye from the fields of heaven?
Ye have no need of prayer,
Ye have no sins to be forgiven. Charles Sprague Of two swallows that flew into church during
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican. Dixon Lanier Merritt
Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial
dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem.... it is a
creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description. W.H. Hudson Green Mansions.
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture! Robert Browning
No sadder sound salutes you than the clear,
Wild laughter of the loon. Celia Thaxter
Hail to thee, blithe spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Percy Bysshe Shelley To a Skylark.
The Eagle, he was lord above. William Wordsworth Rob Roy's Grave.
Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very
silent place if no birds sang except for the best. Henry Van Dyke
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls. Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Eagle.
Fish got to swim and birds got to fly
I got to love one man till I die,
Can't help lovin' dat man of mine. Oscar Hammerstein II From musical Showboat.
There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see. Nat Burton From song, The White Cliffs of Dover.