For birds and snow, from Bright Wings, An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds, edited by Billy Collins, with paintings by David Allen Sibley. More about the author here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/henry-carlile#poet
from The Cardinal / by Henry Carlile b. 1934
He shocks us when he flies
like a red verb over the snow.
More on silence. Or, “Moore” on silence. No Marianne Moore yet?! Fathers and daughters: here’s a quote from her father, below. More/Moore here:
from Silence / by Marianne Moore b. 1887
“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence, but restraint.”
from Family Portrait / by Carlos Drummond de Andrade trans. by Elizabeth Bishop
I don’t distinguish those
that went away from those
that stay. I only perceive
the strange idea of family
travelling through the flesh.
Dreams, automated objective correlatives.
from The Man-Moth / by Elizabeth Bishop
Each night he must
be carried through artificial tunnels and dream recurrent dreams.