John Burroughs

(3 April 1837 – 29 March 1921 / Roxbury, New York)

John Burroughs Poems

1. Waiting 1/1/2004
2. Bluebird 5/21/2012
3. The Crow 5/21/2012
4. The Partridge 5/21/2012
5. The Bobolink 5/21/2012
6. The Coming of Phoebe 5/21/2012
7. The Downy Woodpecker 5/21/2012


A wistful note from out the sky,
'Pure, pure, pure,' in plaintive tone,
As if the wand'rer were alone,
And hardly knew to sing or cry.

But now a flash of eager wing,
Flitting, twinkling by the wall,
And pleadings sweet and am'rous call,-
Ah, now I know his heart doth sing!

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