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Blue bird of happiness

Posted by ESC on October 06, 2008 at 13:13

In Reply to: Blue bird of happiness posted by Delphine Sutherland on October 06, 2008 at 09:50:

: Does anyone know where the 'blue bird of happiness' comes from and what exactly it means?

It is from Maurice Maeterlinck's play of the same name, first produced in London in 1910. "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" revised by John Ayto (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2005, Seventeenth Edition).Page 163.