Tag Archive | blackbird

24 Blackbirds Singing Songs of Sixpence

Word on the street is that the old nursery rhyme about the 4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a pie inspired two songs on the White Album: Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” and John Lennon’s “Cry Baby Cry.” Lennon specifically references it with stanzas that echo the nursery rhyme’s syntax: “The King of Marigold was in the […]

13 More Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

From behind a bush From the passenger seat of a Jeep Cherokee With a keen eye for detail With your own beady eyes Literally Figuratively Giving it the ole side eye In appreciation of glossiness From a helicopter with a high-power telescope Pantsless While waiting for a moment to arrive Like it’s your next meal […]

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

by Wallace Stevens I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. II I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. III The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime. IV A man and a woman […]