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The Entangled Bank              David LaMotte

Thrush Music

Transcriptions of Wildness in Poetry and Prose (a page in progress)

The Wood Thrush

“Come In” by Robert Frost

“Thrush song...” by Wendell Berry

“The First Thrush” by DL


The Hermit Thrush

“When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”

    by Walt Whitman


The North American Robin


The Mockingbird

“Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking”

    by Walt Whitman


The Catbird

to come


The Ovenbird

“The Ovenbird” by Robert Frost


The Magpie

“Magpie’s Song” by Gary Snyder


The Phoebe

“The Need of Being Versed

    in Country Things” by Robert Frost

    (with apologies, I suspect, to the Pewee)


The Turkey Vulture

From Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

“Buzzards” by DL

“Hear the Ridge’s Song” by DL


The Great Blue Heron

“The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry

“The Heron’s Cry” by DL

“The Heron Reflects” by DL


Other Critters

“All Ways” (a turtle song) by DL