Bobolinks

The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate,
Poised on a bulrush tipsy with his weight.

Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) are small New World blackbirds making up the only member of genus Dolichonyx.

SourcedEdit

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 75.
  • Modest and shy as a nun is she;
    One weak chirp is her only note;
    Braggarts and prince of braggarts is he,
    Pouring boasts from his little throat.
  • Robert of Lincoln is gayly drest,
    Wearing a bright black wedding-coat;
    White are his shoulders and white his crest.
  • One day in the bluest of summer weather,
    Sketching under a whispering oak,
    I heard five bobolinks laughing together,
    Over some ornithological joke.
  • When Nature had made all her birds,
    With no more cares to think on,
    She gave a rippling laugh and out
    There flew a Bobolinkon.
  • The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate,
    Poised on a bulrush tipsy with his weight.
  • Out of the fragrant heart of bloom,
    The bobolinks are singing;
    Out of the fragrant heart of bloom
    The apple-tree whispers to the room,
    "Why art thou but a nest of gloom
    While the bobolinks are singing?"

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