Brazilian bird poem mini-series 5-6

I’m very excited to bring my mini-series of Brazilian bird poems to the wider world. I have written a little more about them in this post…

Brazilian bird poem no. 5

Below is the audio version of the poem which will play straight from my YouTube channel.

Brazilian bird poem no. 5 – English translation

Flip dung
Crack iron
Suck tooth
Cry rain
Do you have any flour?
The fire’s gone out

These birds wanted to be together – that’s all I am able to say about this otherwise inexplicable poem.


Brazilian bird poem no. 6

Below is the audio version of the poem which will play straight from my YouTube channel.

These birdlings assembled themselves into a flocklet quite naturally. They are united by their literally diminutive names, which can be used in Portuguese to denote smallness or affection or both. The alegrinho is joyful, the soldadinho is a soldier and the azulinho is a tremendous blue.

I think my favourite of these tiny birds is the patinho (duckling) which is clearly not a duck, but very much a duckling. And although the name of the assanhadinho might be translated as restless – the Greek-Latin composite scientific name means small bearded one who lives in flight – the rhythm of the spoken poem in full is one I find quite restful and soothing.

Oddly, and I have no idea why, whereas all the other seven poems in the mini-series have been viewed on average 3 times, this poem has been viewed 143 times, which I can only assume means that it’s gone viral, perhaps because it is so soothing.


Brazilian bird poem no. 6 in free text for automatic translation purposes

Alegrinho
Coleirinho
Soldadinho
Bigodinho
Azulinho
Pintadinho
Patinho
Golinho
Tesourinha
Choquinha
Assanhadinho
Miudinho


Brazilian bird poem no. 5 – Image composed of photos taken for the most part from @avesbrasil – Instagram
Image of fire by Obed Hernandez – Unsplash
Vira bosta @gustavo_araujo_naturephotos
Trinca ferro @eco_pixel
Chupa dente @joao_soares_jr_photos
Chora chuva @bertrandocampos
Tem farinha aí @sergio_leal_1
Fogo apagou @kacau.oliveira

Brazilian bird poem no. 6 – Image composed of photos taken for the most part from @avesbrasil – Instagram
Alegrinho @jchiavo
Coleirinho @roque0089
Soldadinho @guiserparj
Bigodinho @penideos
Azulinho @naturephotographybybj_e.nilsen
Pintadinho @darlansattler
Patinho @guiporcher
Golinho @thinzanetti
Tesourinha @birds_by_rosilene_lahr
Choquinha @edisantosphotos
Assanhadinho @birdsatlantic
Miudinho @guiporcher

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