–William Blake (1757-1827), English artist, poet, and mystic
The birds take part in dramas that would do credit to Sophocles, Shakespeare, Racine, or Ibsen.
Gloriously or plainly plumed, the avian actors strut and preen across Nature’s stage: they flaunt, court, mate, beget, nurture, raise, retreat, defend, threaten, denounce, hunt, fight, kill, eat, and die.
No grand opera was ever as thrilling as the life-struggle of the Feathered Ones.
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