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Jennie Feldman, The Grey Bird

No bright rhyme for this backward glare,
the oboe-squawk half throttled
with hindsight’s effort.
Barely, acrobatically, hanging on.
Is it in the way fear squiggles… 130 more words

Edward Lear

Jennie Feldman, The Black and White Bird

Lifted birdily out of the sober
quirks of sadness, not to be weighed down.
Forget the palette, the easel-hours stuck
sitting like a petrified gorilla… 53 more words

Edward Lear

Jennie Feldman, The Pink Bird

How to get a grip – scant-toed
chick number twenty-one
at Bowman’s Lodge (Holloway),
dislodged unfledged pink
& clueless – sixty-odd years on?

Eye skyward, whence come… 57 more words

Edward Lear

The Pobble Who Has No Toes by Edward Lear

The Pobble who has no toes
Had once as many as we;
When they said ‘Some day you may lose them all;’ –
He replied ‘Fish fiddle de-dee!’ 314 more words

Edward Lear's Indian Trees

For sale from Donald A. Heald.

Indian Trees, Palms and Bamboos

San Remo, Italy: 1878-1882. Folio. (19 x 12 inches). 19 original watercolour drawings (1 of a Jay, 18 depicting various species of Indian, Sri Lankan and Egyptian trees within landscape settings in Shimla, Ratnapura, Kozhikode, Delhi and elsewhere, each after sketches by Lear accomplished between 1854-1874), each on drawing paper and mounted onto larger sheets of the album. 1,389 more words

Edward Lear

Edward Lear at 73½

Edward Lear. aet. 72.½
His cat Foss, aet 16.

Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a Book

There was an old man with a Book —
Who said, “Only look! Only look! —
“Obsquation, — obsgration, —
“At Waterloo station —
Enquire if there ain’t… 21 more words

Edward Lear