Forough Farrokhzad’s iconic, widely quoted poem (Rebirth, 1962) . . The Bird May Die  I feel sad, I feel blue.  I go outside and rub my cold fingers-  on the sleek shell of the silent night.  I see that all lights of contact are dark, All routes to relate us- are blocked.  Nobody will introduce me to the sun, Nobody will take me- to the gathering of doves.  Keep the flight in mind! The bird may die. . . (my translation, September 2006, Montreal) . by: Persian Poetry in English

Forough Farrokhzad’s iconic, widely quoted poem (Rebirth, 1962) . . The Bird May Die I feel sad, I feel blue. I go outside and rub my cold fingers- on the sleek shell of the silent night. I see that all lights of contact are dark, All routes to relate us- are blocked. Nobody will introduce me to the sun, Nobody will take me- to the gathering of doves. Keep the flight in mind! The bird may die. . . (my translation, September 2006, Montreal) . by: Persian Poetry in English

738 repins!  Wow!  What a little beauty.  The smallest bird in the WORLD dwells in Cuba 5-6cm (1/4"! Body under feathers) - The 'Bee' Hummingbird

Cuba's Smallest Bird - The Bee Hummingbird

738 repins! Wow! What a little beauty. The smallest bird in the WORLD dwells in Cuba 5-6cm (1/4"! Body under feathers) - The 'Bee' Hummingbird

The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird on Earth.

The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird on Earth.

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), perched. CubaThere are over 300 species. (Family Trochilidae, order Apodiformes.) The long cleft tongue of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre. .

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), perched. CubaThere are over 300 species. (Family Trochilidae, order Apodiformes.) The long cleft tongue of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre. .

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