The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: birds

little bird

21 June 2001, around 12.32.

My prophetic soul

4 March 2003, around 20.14.

…we defy augury: there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is’t […]

accidental augury

11 April 2003, around 11.06.

Two birds, perfectly white, pink-beaked, dark-eyed, pigeons, settled on the ledge outside my window, billing and cooing as birds will in spring. Startled, I stood hunched, half-risen from my seat at the desk, the pages of a book leafing shut; over the point where their shoulders would be my movement caught their eyes, and they […]

a curiosity

13 September 2003, around 8.41.

All overgrown by cunning moss, All interspersed with weed, The little cage of ‘Currer Bell’ In quiet ‘Haworth’ laid. The Bird — observing others When frosts too sharp became Retire to other latitudes – Quietly did the same – But differed in returning – Since Yorkshire hills are green – Yet not in all the […]

A view (10)

19 October 2003, around 11.54.

guttering pigeon.

constitutional

10 December 2003, around 15.33.

Swan, river, fog.

birds, for the

26 January 2004, around 17.00.

fulica atra ‘blissfully easy to identify’

What’s this?

23 November 2004, around 10.56.

lines written in Oregon

14 April 2006, around 10.54.

by Nabokov

ostraka

31 December 2007, around 21.58.

The memory of cranes flying in rain-heavy sky, lit in low-slanting sunlight; tall grasses and the bounce and hum of a bus; gold-leaved crowns, and painted walls, dank scent of earth, and the brightness of the cranes, flying. Don’t know what direction they flew, nor what direction I went, but away from the past and […]

flight

1 May 2009, around 0.17.

When the sun is shining in the morning it is warm enough to drink coffee on the balcony with a book, perhaps something on regional politics, and listen to the swifts cross the sky. I had thought at first they were starlings, because the starlings paused on the wire linking the apartment building to the […]

a glance from Solomon

12 June 2010, around 6.49.

The hoopoe. At this stage, full of fervour, leapt forward the Hoopoe […] she had on her bosom the crest symbolizing her spiritual knowledge and on her head shone the crown of faith. […] She had the gift of divining underground sources of water and had directed the genii to them by pecking the earth. […]

Citation (54)

25 February 2016, around 13.34.

intellectual pelicans and plucked chickens…

looking up

17 October 2016, around 12.23.

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