|A PROMPT, executive Bird is the Jay,
|Bold as a Bailiff’s hymn,
|Brittle and brief in quality—
|Warrant in every line;
|Sitting a bough like a Brigadier,
|Confident and straight,
|Much is the mien
|Of him in March
|As a Magistrate.
The Blue Jay is fastidious and buttoned up—he believes that science can explain anything. The Blue Jay is reality, or at least wants to be. The Blue Jay wants to combat fiction with fact. The Blue Jay believes that a climate controlled environment for baseball is preferable. The Blue Jay does not believe in the Indian, does not believe in anything with a non-Eastern origin.
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.