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LOVESONG

Chelsea Biondolillo

 

A bird's songs and calls reveal not only its presence, but also, in many cases, its identity. "Voice," National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America, 2011

Leather Shoe
And a Blacklist Blue
A Paintbrush
The Smell of Herbal Glue
Sunglasses
Eyelashes
Chelsea's Shoe With a Hole
And A Hole in my Heart

N, 1991


Chelsea—
you totally give me heart palpitations in a good way!
Thank you for your complete awesomeness as a person.
I am so stoked to be your valentine.

J, 2010


Apart from other considerations, we are happiest with creatures with which we can establish some sort of communication either by vocal or gestural language... We may assume that in the distant past men and even perhaps proto-men were able to detect niceties in the utterances of birds. "Song," The Life and Lore of the Bird, Edward A. Armstrong, 1975

You make me smile
and you make me hurt inside
You make me Jealous
When I kiss your soft lips

And it's you
that makes me feel alive
Chelsea, I love you

S, 1990


Oh sweetie you have such cute toes...My dick is hard
tyvm

Y, 2009


...the displaying male starts his performance vocally, and he chortles and bubbles and sings from his extensive repertoire throughout the action. After a few moments of singing he unlimbers his tail, slowly expands it, and raises it up and forward over his back until its shimmering silvery cascade covers him completely, the lacy feather tips touching the ground in front of his lowered head. This is the climax of the display. He ends it suddenly with a few high-pitched notes, folds his tail to its normal position, and stalks away. "Lyrebirds," Birds of the World, Oliver L. Austin, Jr., 1961

I'm glad I met you Chelsea,
You've shown me how good it can be,
I love you always.

A, 1992


WHAT ELSE? DID I MENTION I MISS YOU, BEAUTIFUL? BUT YOU KNEW THAT ALREADY.

D, 1995


Song includes sqeaks, warbles, chirps and twittering; also imitates songs of other species. Otherwise, often silent though gives various harsh calls in interactions with others and has a soft, breezy flight call. "European Starling," National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America, 2011

Chels...
They can tear down the place, but the memories still exist. Love in the Past,

S, 2005


<3—
I LONG TO TOUCH YOUR SOUL
TO TASTE THE SACREDNESS THAT IS YOU
A LOVE SO PURE, SUBLIME, SERENE
A DREAM, CONTEMPTUOUS OF TIME
COME TO ME, LOVE, AND WRAP ME UP
IN ENDLESS DREAMS, CARESSES SWEET
WITH GENTLENESS AND JOY

A, 2000


Catchpole (1983) had previously shown that unmated male great reed warblers sing longer and more complicated songs when advertising for females, and shorter, simpler songs when paired. "Sexual Selection and Female Choice," Bird Song: Biological Themes and Variations, Clive K. Catchpole, Peter J. B. Slater, 1995

My C
I love you intensely! I hope you are having an awesome day because everyday for me, with you in my life, is truly beautiful and wonderful.

A, 2004


there are no words to describe how i missed thee

G, 2009


While no vocal match for the Mockingbird, the Catbird has a pleasant song and ventures some imitations, which are not as loud, accurate, or varied as the mocker's, though recognizable for what they are meant to be. Also, the Catbird never repeats its phrases. "Mockingbirds, Catbids, and Thrashers," Birds of the World, Oliver L. Austin, Jr., 1961

Youre the woman in my life again
I, standing at respectful attention
and listening with a gauntness of distraction
even to the scilence exchanged.

J, 1992


HI SWEETHEART,
I'M AT THE RODEO, ONBREAK, AND TIRED AS HELL! I MISS YOU. IT'S BEEN ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU AND I'M COUNTING THE DAYS TIL FRI. & SAT. WE'LL HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME.

M, 1991

 

 

 

 

 

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[Original Lovesong]; [a pretty good cover]; [a less good cover]

All of the birds in the above photographs, with the exception of the first two, were processed following procedures maintained by and for a university vertebrate collection. The first two were found on the side of the road and were left there.