Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bird Talk - Aileen Fisher

When I was a child, this was one of my favourite poems.

Bird Talk

“Think…,” said the robin,
“Think…,” said the jay,
sitting in the garden,
talking one day.

“Think about people-
the way they grow;
they don’t have feathers
at all, you know.

“They don’t eat beetles,
they don’t grow wings,
they don’t like sitting
on wires and things.”

“Think!” said the robin.
“Think!” said the jay.
“Aren’t people funny
to be that way?” Aileen Fisher

I couldn't find where and when this was published but I did find this collection of Aileen Fisher poems on Amazon.  If I find the one that includes the 'Bird Talk' poem I will post it here as well. 

I Heard a Bluebird Sing