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The Value of One Bird: An answer to my friends poetic inquiry
Posted by Trent, Sep 22, 2007. 2714 views. ID = 37

The Value of One Bird

Posted by Trent, Sep 22, 2007. 2714 views. ID = 37
This post was written in 10 minutes.
Upon reading Douglas' question about an ancient saying, I felt rather compelled to reply.
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A question arose regarding
A saying concerning two birds
Historically there is a problem
Allow me to share what I've learned

Though singing is fine for a modern
We are much amused by the sound
But to the ancient one forming the saying
A more practical use would be found

For killing a bird is not easy
It takes certain patience and skill
To a stomach grown small by hunger
The two are just two more to kill

But the one in his hand is more likely
To taste rather sweet in a stew
So better "the one" to the ancient
Then "the two" who he scared and they flew

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Sep 22, 2007
Heh. Very nice. Almost persuades me. ;)

For anyone wondering what he's talking about...

A Bird In The Hand
   ~Posted by Douglas, Sep 22, 2007

Sep 22, 2007
Thank you Douglas, for taking the time to link to your original post.

I must tell you I am initally enthralled by 15 min.
   ~Posted by Trent, Sep 22, 2007

Oct 19, 2007
I am feeling quite ill just reading this. Ill, I tell you.

Eating birds is just...sooo...WRONG! ;)
   ~Posted by Jeorge, Oct 19, 2007

Oct 19, 2007
Can you say,

Mar -i - nate?
   ~Posted by Trent, Oct 19, 2007

Feb 13, 2008
I found a saying like that. It was in Star trek four the voyage home. A coin in hand is worth two in a box. Here is the link to were I heard the saying.,

   ~Posted by Mathax, Feb 13, 2008

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