|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Jewelled coryphée|
With quivering wings like shielding gauze outspread.
Ednah Proctor ClarkeHumming-Bird.
|Quick as a humming bird is my love,|
Dipping into the hearts of flowers
She darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly
Dipping into the flowers of my heart.
James OppenheimQuick as a Humming Bird.
|And the humming-bird that hung|
Like a jewel up among
The tilted honeysuckle horns
They mesmerized and swung
In the palpitating air,
Drowsed with odors strange and rare,
And, with whispered laughter, slipped away
And left him hanging there.
James Whitcomb RileyThe South Wind and the Sun.
|A flash of harmless lightning,|
A mist of rainbow dyes,
The burnished sunbeams brightening
From flower to flower he flies.
John Banister TabbHumming Bird.