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THE FIRST BLUEBIRD, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Jest rain and snow! And rain again!
Last Line: Hopped out o' bed with me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Rain; Snow

JEST rain and snow! and rain again!
And dribble! drip! and blow!
Then snow! and thaw! and slush! and then --
Some more rain and snow!
This morning I was 'most afeard
To wake up -- when, I jing!
I seen the sun shine out and heerd
The first blue-bird of Spring! --
Mother she'd raised the winder some; --
And in acrost the orchard come,
Soft as an angel's wing,
A breezy, treesy, beesy hum,
Too sweet for any thing!
The winter's shroud was rent apart --
The sun bust forth is glee, --
And when that blue-bird sung, my hart
Hopped out o' bed with me!

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