Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE YELLOWBIRD, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE YELLOWBIRD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hey! My little yellowbird
Last Line: Pippin on the tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Gardens & Gardening; Trees


HEY! my little Yellowbird,
What you doing there?
Like a flashing sun-ray,
Flitting everywhere:
Dangling down the tall weeds
And the hollyhocks,
And the lordly sunflowers
Along the garden-walks.

Ho! my gallant Golden-bill,
Pecking 'mongst the weeds,
You must have for breakfast
Golden flower-seeds:
Won't you tell a little fellow
What you have for tea? --
'Spect a peck o' yellow, mellow
Pippin on the tree.





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