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4.25.5: 359 (A Bird, came down the Walk)

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    63959
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    A Bird came down the Walk —
    He did not know I saw —
    He bit an Angleworm in halves
    And ate the fellow, raw,

    And then he drank a Dew
    From a convenient Grass —
    And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
    To let a Beetle pass —

    He glanced with rapid eyes
    That hurried all around —
    They looked like frightened Beads, I thought —
    He stirred his Velvet Head

    Like one in danger, Cautious,
    I offered him a Crumb
    And he unrolled his feathers
    And rowed him softer home —

    Than Oars divide the Ocean,
    Too silver for a seam —
    Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon
    Leap, plashless as they swim.


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