Poems For Company, November 28 2022

How do we respond to the birds in our community?  What do they tell us about ourselves? 
This show features eight poems: Emily Dickinson, “A Bird Came Down the Walk”; Isaac Rosenberg, “Returning, We Hear the Larks”; Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, from the opening of 3.5; W. B. Yeats, “The Wild Swans at Coole”; Greg Delanty, “On the Marriage of Friends” from Collected Poems, 1986-2006 (Carcanet Press, 2006). Used by kind permission of the author; Lucia Perillo, “The Crows Start Demanding Royalties” from Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones: Selected and New Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2017); Robert Wrigley, “Ravens at Deer Creek” from What My Father Believed (University of Illinois Press, 1991) and from Moon in a Mason Jar and What My Father Believed: Two Volumes of Poetry (University of Illinois Press, 1997).  Used by kind permission of the author; Naomi Shihab Nye, “Lying While Birding” from Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems (Greenwillow Books, 2020).   Used by kind permission of the author.  Also, useful contextual information was provided by The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior.