by Gordon Bottomley (1874 - 1948)

Language: English 
A thrush is tapping a stone 
With a snail-shell in its beak ; 
A small bird hangs from a cherry 
Until the stem shall break. 
No waking song has begun, 
And yet birds chatter and hurry 
And throng in the elm's gloom 
Because an owl goes home. 


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-18
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