Quotes of Cuckoo

“ And now I hear its voice again, And still its message is of peace, It sings of love that will not cease, For me it never sings in vain. ”

- Frederick Locker Lampson

“ O blithe New-comer! I have heard, I hear thee and rejoice; O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering Voice? ”

- William Wordsworth

“ While I deduce, From the first note the hollow cuckoo sings, The symphony of spring. ”

- James Thomson

“ The merry cuckow, messenger of Spring, His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded. ”

- Edmund Spenser

“ And, being fed by us, you used us so As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird, Useth the sparrow — did oppress our nest;. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ At land indeed Thou dost o'ercount me of my father's house: But since the cuckoo builds not for himself, Remain in't as thou mayst. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear; Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No winter in thy year. ”

- John Logan

“ The Attic warbler pours her throat Responsive to the cuckoo's note. ”

- Thomas Gray

“ Oh, could I fly, I'd fly with thee! We'd make, with joyful wing, Our annual visit o'er the globe, Companions of the spring. ”

- John Logan

“ And hear the pleasant cuckoo, loud and long - the simple bird that thinks two notes a song. ”

- William Henry Davies

“ Towery city and branching between towers; cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarmed, lark-charmed, rook-racked, river-rounded. ”

- Gerard Manley Hopkins

“ The duke had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo. ”

- Terry Pratchett

“ List — 'twas the cuckoo — O, with what delight Heard I that voice! and catch it now, though faint, Far off and faint, and melting into air, Yet not to be mistaken. Hark again! Those louder cries give notice that the bird, Although invisible as Echo's self, Is wheeling hitherward. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. ”

- Orson Welles

“ When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all silver-white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men: for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: O, word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! ”

- William Shakespeare
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