"'A Robin Redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.'"
And his dear looked at him in all his imperturbable, complacent self-consciousness of kindness, and saw herself the little rural school-teacher who, with Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Lord Byron as her idols, and with the dream of herself writing "Poems of Passion," had come up to Topeka Town to be beaten by the game into marrying the solid, substantial business man beside her, who enjoyed delight in the spectacle of cats and rats walking the tight-rope in amity, and who was blissfully unaware that she was the Robin Redbreast in a cage that put all heaven in a rage.
A seal-skin sack, cap, and mittens, with a glimpse of scarlet at the throat, and the pretty curls tied up with a bright velvet of the same colour, completed the external adornment, making her look like a robin redbreast
wintry, yet warm.
He's a robin redbreast
an' they're th' friendliest, curiousest birds alive.
All he could do, was to say to me, like a robin redbreast
- as he is - "It's a boy." A boy!
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it,--if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass; the same hips and haws on the autumn's hedgerows; the same redbreasts
that we used to call "God's birds," because they did no harm to the precious crops.
He is still not fully formed as a Robin Redbreast
of lore, but he has gradually changed and is looking big and healthy.
sunfish [right] and other species such as spotted sunfish and tadpole madtom have been shown to decline from flathead and blue catfish introductions in North Carolina.
This was no exception although the wee robin redbreast
in his poem at the end didn't think so much of him.
Try to imagine you are a toaster, or a toilet, or a Robin Redbreast
- what would you say?" And he has a final piece of advice: "Read out your poem to someone and see if they laugh or are interested.
The feisty little redbreast
was joined by the blackbird and blue tit in the top three, a position they've collectively retained for over 20 years.
And the trees never give away Their age, 'Tis written plain in rings of grain Within, From a limb a robin redbreast
Sings, Sweet sorrow for the turning Of a page..