From the archive of The Strange Years of My Life
Entry for the House Wren (Troglodytes aedon), pp. 352-353 in A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (rev. ed., 1980), by Richard ffrench; a prized book in my library, given me as a Christmas present by my parents c. 1985.
Read my poem “Roitelet” here. See more of the archive of The Strange Years of My Life here.