Orchard Orioles

“To Hear an Oriole Sing”
by Emily Dickinson

To hear an Oriole sing
May be a common thing —
Or only a divine.

It is not of the Bird
Who sings the same, unheard,
As unto Crowd —

The Fashion of the Ear
Attireth that it hear
In Dun, or fair —

So whether it be Rune,
Or whether it be none
Is of within.

The “Tune is in the Tree –”
The Skeptic — showeth me —
“No Sir! In Thee!”

17 replies »

  1. Stunning captures!
    Are these both orioles? I know the black/orange kind (only from books, have yet to see one in real life. .) But never knew of a yellow one. Love the birdbath ones.

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