05 May
Coronavirus pics 11: Bird Gallery

'And so the smile not even Leonardo

Could have fathomed

Flew off into the air, the rubbish heap of laughter

Screams, discretions, indiscretions etc.' 

(Ted Hughes: Crow Improvises)

 'There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms , and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.' (Darwin: On the Origin of the Species)