Birds are flyin’ south for winter.
Here’s the Weird-Bird headin’ north,
Wings a-flappin’, beak a-chatterin’,
Cold head bobbin’ back ‘n’ forth.
He says, “It’s not that I like ice
Or freezin’ winds and snowy ground.
It’s just sometimes it’s kind of nice
To be the only bird in town.”

Analysis, meaning and summary of Shel Silverstein's poem Weird-Bird


  1. taylor says:

    plus if your the only bird the old ladies that feed the pigeons all day will be bored and give u all their food like bread and crackers.

  2. Chad says:

    I liked this poem. It was pretty weird, but it’s nice to be alone sometimes

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