Posted by Masakim on October 24, 2002
In Reply to: Dead bird posted by Belinda Judy on October 23, 2002
: Does anyone know what it means when you find a dead bird at your back door? And no, it wasn't the cat.
A loud, sudden thud on one of the french windows.... A few moments later
... on the paved terrace ... a dark blot upon the stone -- a dead bird.... On
the instant of my seeing that lifeless shape a thud fell, leaden, upon my heart....
"You know what it's supposed to mean: a death in the family."
--R. Lehmann, _Swan in the Evening_, 1967