Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

I was tremendously influenced by the Feed the Birds song from Mary Poppins, which I just read on Wikipedia was Walt Disney’s favorite song. Even though I was going to catholic school at the time, it was the first time my eyes were truly opened about doing good works and kindness.

This man poured bird seed into my hand yesterday in Washington Square Park and …

Feeding Pigeons, Washington Square Park, New York City

… I fed the birds.

“Come feed the little birds, Show them you care, And you’ll be glad if you do, Their young ones are hungry, Their nests are so bare, All it takes is tuppence from you …

“All around the cathedral the saints and apostles, Look down as she sells her wares. Although you can’t see it, you know they are smiling, Each time someone shows that he cares.”

Feeding Pigeons, Washington Square Park, New York City

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

View all posts by Stacy Horn →

3 thoughts on “Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

  1. Does that mean you’ll set up another feeder on the roof? Or will you start going to the park every day like your new friend to feed them?

    Cool picture. I can get the chickadees to come pretty close to me when I fill up the feeder, but never to my hand.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap