Blackbird Quotes

Blackbird Quotes

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There’ll be white blackbirds before an unwilling woman ties the knot.
– Irish Proverb

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I know noble accents And lucid, inescapable rhythms; But I know, too, That the blackbird is involved In what I know.
– Wallace Stevens

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He comes by for a dove dinner or a blackbird dinner.
– Alvin May

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I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
– Joseph Addison

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Blackbirds are the cellos of the deep farms.
– Anne Stevenson

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I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after
– Wallace Stevens

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Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not.
– Henry David Thoreau

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“Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie
– An old nursery rhyme

Sing a Song of Six Pence

Illustration from Sing a Song for Sixpence (1880) by Randolph Caldecott (d. 1886)

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“And let them pass, as they will too soon, / With the bean-flowers’ boon, / And the blackbird’s tune, / And May, and June!
– Robert Browning

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The birds have ceased their songs, All save the blackbird, that from yon tall ash, ‘Mid Pinkie’s greenery, from his mellow throat, In adoration of the setting sun, Chants forth his evening hymn.
– David Macbeth Moir

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O Blackbird! sing me something well: While all the neighbors shoot thee round, I keep smooth plats of fruitful ground, Where thou may’st warble, eat and dwell.
– Alfred Tennyson

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A slender young Blackbird built in a thorn-tree: A spruce little fellow as ever could be; His bill was so yellow, his feathers so black, So long was his tail, and so glossy his back, That good Mrs. B., who sat hatching her eggs, And only just left them to stretch her poor legs, And pick for a minute the worm she preferred, Thought there never was seen such a beautiful bird.
– Dinah Maria Mulock

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I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.

– Wallace Stevens

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In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds.

– Wallace Stevens

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Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird.
– Wallace Stevens

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The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
– Wallace Stevens

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Morning has broken Like the first morning, Blackbird has spoken Like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them springing Fresh from the Word!
– Farjeon, Eleanor

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And for that minute a blackbird sang Close by, and round him, mistier, Farther and farther, all the birds Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
– (Philip) Edward Thomas

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
– Elizabeth George

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I marched back then – I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King.
– George Takei

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O Blackbird! sing me something well:
While all the neighbors shoot thee round,
I keep smooth plats of fruitful ground,
Where thou may’st warble, eat and dwell.

– Tennyson — The Blackbird.

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At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in a green light,
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.

– Wallace Stevens

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