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Monday, April 23, 2007

The Parliament of Fowles

Spring and summer turn their rounds,
My garden fills with birds;
In their cacophony of sounds
I think I spy some words:

Go to bed, Go to bed, Go to bed!
                            We whoo, whoo?
       You, chit-wit! You, chit-wit!
                     Me-ee? Me-ee?
       You, chick-chick! You, chick-chick.
              Nyaah, Nyaah!
       Chicka-chicka, chit-wit!
              Nyaah, Nyaah!
Go to bed, Go to bed, Go to bed!
                     Do-oo-it, Do-oo-it!
              Naah, nah-nah, Naah, naah!
              Hahahaha, hehehe!
                     Do-oo-it, Do-oo-it!
                            We whoo, whoo?
Go to bed, Go to bed, Go to bed!

And if I've missed what they have sung
—This bruit made by them—
That nightingale, the hundred-tongue,
Plays it back at 4 a.m.

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Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Was it you who committed it? Excellent.

When we moved to our present house, which has a garden with lots of trees, we had the chance to listen to real birds.
We figured the blackbird sings 'biobagett, biobagett, biofű, fű, fűűű' - organic baquette, organic baquette, organic grass, grass, graaaasss

April 23, 2007 11:29 AM  

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