Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Choices Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (section: I, II, etc.)
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds. (Section XI)
Aside from sharing the same black color, we find it hard to believe that anyone would mistake a shadow for a bunch of blackbirds. But it's OK: we're used to unexplainable mystery in this poem by now.