The cat she walks on padded claws, The wolf on the hills lays stealthy paws, Feathered birds in the rain-sweet sky At their ease in the air, flit low, flit high. The oak's blind, tender roots pierce deep, His green crest towers, dimmed in sleep, Under the stars whose thrones are set Where never prince hath journeyed yet.
- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Earth folk", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 5. Beasts, no. 9, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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