Please help to identify author and name of a poem

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  1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image79
    Pavlo Badovskyyposted 6 years ago

    Please help to identify author and name of a poem

    I want to find who wrote a poem. I remember just part of it.
    "if I had the wings of a bird, the fins of a fish
    as well as the legs of a deer, I would ramble,
    i would fly, I would swim if I wish ,
    but i"d certaily look mighty queer."

  2. kathryn1000 profile image60
    kathryn1000posted 6 years ago

    Try putting those words into your browser with the word poem.... you may fu=ind something.I've never hear it before!

    1. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image79
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i tried ... invain...

  3. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    The complete poem is as follows:

    Wishful Thinking

    If I had the wings of a bird of the air
    And the fins of a fish of the sea,
    I could travel with speed and abandon all care,
    I could ramble the wide world free.

    The wings of a bird and the fins of a fish,
    As well as the legs of a deer—
    I could fly, I could swim, I could run as I wish,
    But I’d certainly look mighty queer.

    Author:  R. Amor

    1. kathryn1000 profile image60
      kathryn1000posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good!

    2. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image79
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you too! Those words were crawling in my head several days and I could not remember where it came from. :-)

    3. Beth100 profile image72
      Beth100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome Pavlo. I'm happy to help anytime.  smile

  4. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    I found it in this book "Fonética y Fonología del idioma inglés ii" (page 118). Seems to be an English pronunciation guide. http://www.unmsm.edu.pe/educacion/licen … tica_2.pdf

    It doesn't credit an author. Maybe it is sort of like a Mother Goose folk rhyme with an unknown author.

    "Wishful Thinking"

    If I had the wings of a bird of the air / And the fins of a fish of the sea, / I could travel with speed and abandon all care, / I could ramble the wide world free. / The wings of a bird and the fins of a fish, / As well as the legs of a deer— / I could fly, I could swim, I could run as I wish, / But I’d certainly look mighty queer.

    1. Beth100 profile image72
      Beth100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've listed the author of the poem (see above).  smile

    2. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image79
      Pavlo Badovskyyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! That's I was looking for.

  5. UnnamedHarald profile image97
    UnnamedHaraldposted 6 years ago

    Sorry, can't help help you Pavlo, but I put the following into Google search:

    legs deer fins fish wings bird poem

    and got 12,000,000 hits-- and YOUR question was number one!

 
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