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The Birds of Poets

Before there was writing, rhyming poetry was an important tool for remembering things and relating them to others. It still is – as evidenced by the works of poets from centuries ago. Modern science demonstrates that many early poets recognized the distinctive plumage, habitats, and behaviors of birds. In this week’s Wild Things I focus on some of the early poets and present some poetry of my own as well as photos of the subjects of the poems.