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Since the birth of literature poets seem to have held a fascination with birds writing odes to them and using them as metaphors in love songs. Perhaps it is their freedom and easy song that inspires poets to put pen to paper.

Book And Quill

Can you name the missing bird? And the poem and poet.

1. Upon the brimming water among the stones / Are nine-and-fifty [ ].

2. 'Why look'st thou so?' - 'With my crossbow / I shot the [ ]'.

3. With a cargo of ivory / and apes and [ ].

4. While the [ ] sings on the orchard bough / in England – now!

5. Only a [ ]'s modem mimicry / will remind you of how you once supplied / the incidental music of our lives.

6. She jabs her wedge head in a cup / of sour cream, drops her [ ] tail, / and will not scare.

7. Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower / the moping [ ] does to the moon complain.

8. And on high the [ ], - sailing, sailing / Into far skies and unknown harbours.

9. Of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn [ ], in his riding.

10. Who dares unite the roar of the sea / And the singing of the [ ]?

11. He liked to hear / the first [ ] of the spring / then write to the Times.

12. The [ ] whirled in the autumn winds. / It was a small part of the pantomime.

13. Where the ring-[ ] broods, / and the badgers roll at ease.

14. While Philomela sits and sings, I sit and mark, / And wish her lays were tuned like the [ ].

15. At eve if one lone [ ] lingers / To pick crushed almonds from his fingers.

16. The [ ] is the one / That interrupts the morn.

17. Sometimes [ ] one by one will drop / From low hung branches; little space they stop.

18. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, / Forgot the cry of [ ], and the deep sea swell.

19. Merry, Merry [ ]! / Under leaves so green.

20. And the stone-Abbot, and that single [ ] / Which one day sang so sweetly in the Nave.

21. Woke to my hearing from harbour and neighbour wood / And the mussel pooled and the [ ] / Priested shore.

22. Gilled like a fish. A common-sense / thumbs down on the [ ]’s mode.

23. Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me / Up to the [ ] thronged loft by the shadow of my hand.

24. [ ] and shoal life / vexing their blarnies upon our huddled / camouflage past the vast crumble of scummed / cliffs.

25. They are the [ ]'s and she dwells / Most poet-like where brooks and flowery weeds.

26. Though leaves have fallen long since, / The [ ] flirt and flit.

27. No sadder sound salutes you than the clear, / Wild laughter of the [ ].

28. A wonderful bird is the [ ], / His bill will hold more than his belican.

29. An aged [ ], frail, gaunt and small, / With blast-beruffled plume.

30. About her glance the [ ], and shriek the [ ], / Before her skims the jubilant [ ].

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