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Famous Blue Jay Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...s above it, in the siris by the well,
From the creeper-covered trellis comes the squirrel's chattering speech,
 And the blue jay screams and flutters where the cheery sat-bhai dwell.
But the rose has lost its fragrance, and the koil's note is strange;
 I am sick of endless sunshine, sick of blossom-burdened bough.
Give me back the leafless woodlands where the winds of Springtime range --
 Give me back one day in England, for it's Spring in England now!

Through the pi...Read More

by Gunn, Thom
...The blue jay scuffling in the bushes follows 
Some hidden purpose, and the gush of birds 
That spurts across the field, the wheeling swallows, 
Have nested in the trees and undergrowth. 
Seeking their instinct, or their pose, or both, 
One moves with an uncertain violence 
Under the dust thrown by a baffled sense 
Or the dull thunder of approximate words.Read More

by Graves, Robert
...s of curtain-rod, 
From the first time you tear and slash 
Your long-bows from the garden ash,
Or fit your shaft with a blue jay feather, 
Binding the split tops together, 
From that same hour by fate you’re bound 
As champions of this stony ground, 
Loyal and true in everything,
To serve your Army and your King, 
Prepared to starve and sweat and die 
Under some fierce foreign sky, 
If only to keep safe those joys 
That belong to British boys,
To keep young Prussians from the...Read More

by Levine, Philip
...A blue jay poses on a stake 
meant to support an apple tree 
newly planted. A strong wind 
on this clear cold morning 
barely ruffles his tail feathers. 
When he turns his attention 
toward me, I face his eyes 
without blinking. A week ago 
my wife called me to come see 
this same bird chase a rat 
into the thick leaves 
of an orange tree. We c...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
With a green luna moth, a snake-skin freshly scaled,
Some sunflower seeds, wampum, and a bloody-tooth shell,
A blue jay feather, all together piled pell-mell
The stand will hold no more. The Boy with humming head
Looks once again, blows out the light, and creeps to bed.
The Boy keeps solemn vigil, while outside the wind
Blows gustily and clear, and slaps against the blind.
He hardly tries to sleep, so sharp his ecstasy
It burns his soul to emptiness, and ...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...In that desolate land and lone,
Where the Big Horn and Yellowstone
Roar down their mountain path,
By their fires the Sioux Chiefs
Muttered their woes and griefs
And the menace of their wrath. 

"Revenge!" cried Rain-in-the-Face,
"Revenue upon all the race
Of the White Chief with yellow hair!"
And the mountains dark and high
From their crags re-echoed t...Read More

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