Highbrow Versification

The other day, I opened my front door to nine red-breasted robins scattered about my lawn, and probably several dozen starlings on the telephone wire.  I was reminded of one of my favorite springtime poems.  Can you guess the author?

‘Twas an early morning in spring,

And all the birds was on the wing.

On the wing?  Why, that’s absurd!

I thought the wing was on the bird!


5 Responses

  1. Don’t know the author, but it sounds like something that might be in Where the Sidewalk Ends.

    We had tons of robins in our yard too. Check out my “current” (ha!) post for a pic.

    I’ve been lurking here for a while–it’s fun to know P&B’s other half! 🙂

  2. Shel Stevenson!!

  3. My guess would also be Shel Silverstein…but I really have no clue…

  4. Ogden Nash?

  5. no guesses here. i was just telling the boys that spring must be close because we have been noticing doves and other happy bird sounds. it has been music to my ears.

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