by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)

A bird sings now
Language: English 
A bird sings now;
Merrily
Sings he
Of his mate on the bough. 
And her eggs in the tree ; 
But yonder a hawk 
Swoops out of the blue 
And the singing is over 
-- Is this true ? 
God now have mercy on me and on you.

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