Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.
David Attenborough presents the magpie. Magpies have always had a rascally streetwise image. They featured in anti-theft campaigns on television in the 1980s, and long before that, their kleptomaniac tendencies were celebrated by Rossini in his opera, 'The Thieving Magpie'. Their pied plumage isn't just black and white, but gleams with iridescent greens, blues and purples. Published on January 3, 2014.
its okay to take my hand
i know that you feel apprehensive,
everybody does before a leap of
faith, i have in you
i believe you when you speak
and i am amazed at how you think about this world
you’re the same, like me
so i know exactly what you mean
there are no words, there’s just your gut
and your instinct.
your intelligence is clear.
you’re a dreamer with the lights on
and yet your feet are firmly planted on this earth
you are so sweet.