Three little birds in a row
Sat musing.
A man passed near that place.
Then did the little birds nudge each other.

They said, “He thinks he can sing.”
They threw back their heads to laugh.
With quaint countenances
They regarded him.
They were very curious,
Those three little birds in a row.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem Three little birds in a row


  1. Kara says:

    I really like this poem not because of the way it is layed out but of the message and immage it gives out. I have seen a lot of people sitting in arow talking and then when somebody walks by I do see and hear them being judgemental. I really think this poem is sensitie and quite a few people will relate to it.

  2. ~Pocahauntas~ says:

    Have you ever seen little birds laughing at you?

  3. me says:

    i thought the birds would die

  4. micheala says:

    well i think that we should not judge each other unless we know them”dont judge a book by its cover”.

  5. Robert says:

    I enjoyed this poem because it is easy to relate to. Who hasn’t been with a few friends and just seen somebody else and had the urge to judge them. But really, we are kind of curious about them at the same time. It makes you think about the things we do in life.

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