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Topic: A Bird Came Down The Walk by Emily Dickinson  (Read 209 times)

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A Bird Came Down The Walk by Emily Dickinson
« on: November 06, 2011, 07:47:18 pm »
A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a conenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad,-
They looked liked 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

Then oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, plashless, as they swim.


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Re: A Bird Came Down The Walk by Emily Dickinson
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 07:54:50 pm »
Oh how well I remember that poem. It is funny how poems has changed over the years. It is nice to see others remember ones like this.

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