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(9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)

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I heard a bird at dawn

I heard a bird at dawn
Singing sweetly on a tree,
That the dew was on the lawn,
And the wind was on the lea;
But I didn't listen to him,
For he didn't sing to me.

I didn't listen to him,
For he didn't sing to me
That the dew was on the lawn
And the wind was on the lea;
I was singing at the time
Just as prettily as he.

I was singing all the time,
Just a prettily as he,
About the dew upon the lawn
And the wind upon the lea;
So I didn't listen to him
As he sang upon a tree.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004


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  • Jonathan Perez (9/30/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I added this to a collection of my favorite poems.

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