Wednesday, March 14, 2007


"Jailbird is from 1603, an allusion to a caged bird."

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"The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own."

~ from Maya Angelou's poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

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