The Darkling Thrush
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You can find Hardy and all sorts of other poets on this website, which has ordinary folks talking about which poems they like and why.
When academics get together, they don't call their crush-fests fan clubs. But that, folks, is what this is. All Thomas Hardy. All the time. Check it out here.
Slate magazine is one of the hippest reads for culture vultures today. And Robert Pinsky is one of the poets of our times. So Pinsky opening up a discussion of "The Darkling Thrush" on Slate's Poetry Fray? That's big news, folks. It's also pretty darn insightful. Readers from all over the world (just like you!) tuned in and spoke up about their relationships to the poem. And Pinsky responds. Check it out here.
You can listen to quite a few of Hardy's poems, including the "Darkling Thrush."
Check out this page! It's got a thrush's call, and pictures, and, well, lots more about birds.
…we've got that for you too. A CD entitled The Darkling Thrush, as a matter of fact. Here's the scoop.
Hardy wasn't fooling around with that facial hair, folks.