Sun-whitened clouds

This is part of a poetically imagined overview of joyous, resilient and pure-spirited swallows contemplating their coming continent-spanning migrations.

'They...

As sharp as …

A flint-chip razor simile for a beak's sharpness. Elsewhere in Tarka we encounter birds skewering frogs through the head with their...

Ammil

This wondrous word, describing a complex and ethereal effect of light, is mercifully preserved for posterity by Williamson. It doesn't...

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