M is for Magpie

magpie

For the magpie, with exquisite skill,
Has invented a moss-covered cell,
Within which a whole family will
In the utmost security dwell.

“The Magpie’s Nest: A Fable,” in The Child’s Bijou, by J.H.B. (1861). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016

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