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Famous Birdie Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Birdie poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous birdie poems. These examples illustrate what a famous birdie poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Burns, Robert,
 Fareweel the braes o’ Ballochmyle!

Low in your wintry beds, ye flowers,
 Again ye’ll flourish fresh and fair;
Ye birdies dumb, in with’ring bowers,
 Again ye’ll charm the vocal air.
But here, alas! for me nae mair
 Shall birdie charm, or floweret smile;
Fareweel the bonie banks of Ayr,
 Fareweel, fareweel! sweet Ballochmyle!...Read More

by Pushkin, Alexander
...In alien lands I keep the body
Of ancient native rites and things:
I gladly free a little birdie
At celebration of the spring.

I'm now free for consolation,
And thankful to almighty Lord:
At least, to one of his creations
I've given freedom in this world!...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 ("La femelle! elle est morte.") 
 {Bk. I. xiii., Jersey, February, 1853.} 

 Mother birdie stiff and cold, 
 Puss has hushed the other's singing; 
 Winds go whistling o'er the wold,— 
 Empty nest in sport a-flinging. 
 Poor little birdies! 
 Faithless shepherd strayed afar, 
 Playful dog the gadflies catching; 
 Wolves bound boldly o'er the bar, 
 Not a friend the fold is watching— 
 Poor little lambkins! 
 Father into priso...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
His angel broke his heart. But your rough voice
(You spoke so loud) has roused the child again.
Sleep, little birdie, sleep! will she not sleep
Without her "little birdie?" well then, sleep,
And I will sing you "birdie."' 

Saying this,
The woman half turn'd round from him she loved,
Left him one hand, and reaching thro' the night
Her other, found (for it was close beside)
And half embraced the basket cradle-head
With one soft arm, which, like the pliant bough
T...Read More

by Stevenson, Robert Louis
...Of speckled eggs the birdie sings 
And nests among the trees; 
The sailor sings of ropes and things 
In ships upon the seas. 

The children sing in far Japan, 
The children sing in Spain; 
The organ with the organ man 
Is singing in the rain....Read More

by Field, Eugene
And as he ate, Winfreda told
How she had laid the wolf out cold.

The good Winfreda of those days
Is only "pretty Birdie" now--
Sickly her soul and weak her ways--
And she, to whom we Saxons bow,
Leaps on a bench and screams with fright
If but a mouse creeps into sight....Read More

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