The Knife Variation Of Birds Lyrics

Scissor-beak lower mandible flat elastic

its an ivory paper-cutter

lower mandible immersed some depth in the water

it flies rapidly up and down the stream.

So that there are three sorts of birds which use their wings

for more purposes than flying

the steamer as paddles the penguin as fins

and the ostrich spreads its plumes like sails to the breeze.