D.H. Lawrence wrote:
"I can imagine, in some otherworld...
...Humming-birds raced down the avenues."
"I believe there were no flowers then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation."
"Probably he was big...
Probably he was a jabbing terrifying monster.
We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of Time,
Luckily for us."
-from Humming-Bird by D.H. Lawrence