Bell birds

“…. softer than slumber and sweeter than singing,

the notes of the bell-birds are running and ringing”

Continuing the poetic theme from yesterday, Henry Kendall‘s poem Bell Birds was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 25 November 1867 two years before the poem was included in Kendall’s Leaves from Australian Forests.

One Comment on “Bell birds”

  1. It would be nice to see the original wouldn’t it. If you are interested there is a field recording of bell birds from the Nimbin area at

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