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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on birds, god, and justice

God gave a loaf to every bird, But just a crumb to me.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on birds, hospitality, and life

Our little kinsmen after rain In plenty may be seen, A pink and pulpy multitude The tepid ground upon; A needless life it seemed to me Until a little bird As to a hospitality Advanced and breakfasted.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Our Little Kinsman

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on birds

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We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, 1874; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on birds, heaven, hope, and love

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, I885; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Ellen Glasgow on animals, beginning, birds, earth, identity, and love

. . . every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things, for earth and sky, for roads and fields and woods, for trees and grass and flowers; a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals, and all inarticulate creatures.

Ellen Glasgow (1874 - 1945)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Goudge on birds, civilization, contempt, life, respect, and time

Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.

Elizabeth Goudge (1900 - 1984)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on birds

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Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Toll Slowly.

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on birds and pollution

Avoid the reeking herd, Shun the polluted flock, Live like that stoic bird The eagle of the rock.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: The Eagle and the Mole, 1921, st. 1

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on birds, body, dance, god, and laughter

Inside me there is a dancer. Inside this middle-aged body of a housewife there is a dancer. Don't laugh. I have danced with sunflowers in sandy September fields with fruit trees each spring, blossoms in my hair at the lake's edge in winter where tall grass and thin reeds wobble on pointed toes in the wind and in summer with the sea where anyone can find the dancer inside. Don't laugh. Barefoot, arms outstretched, palms raised to the sky, to the birds, to the clouds, to God, who choreographed it all, I danced. I knew every step and the waves stood up and bowed.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on birds, dawn, and emptiness

LEAVE-TAKING Leave-taking is not birds gathered for one last hymn to summer on thin branches of an empty tree, nor grass, sodden and bent beneath winter's first rain-heavy snow. Leave-taking is not the sun reluctant to smile in a lowering sky, nor the moon taking leave of the stars at dawn one by one. Leave-taking is not the wind suddenly hushed in the rocking cradle of trees, nor the waves stunned and dazed, staring glassy-eyed after the parting storm. Leave-taking is not birds, grass, sun, moon, wind or waves; for these will all come again. Will you?

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: At the Edges, published by the Utah State Poetry Society, 1990

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