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First Line: Where the ripe pears droop heavily
Last Line: A tiger-soul on elfin wings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Animals


Where the ripe pears droop heavily
The yellow wasp hums loud and long
His hot and drowsy autumn song:
A yellow flame he seems to be,
When darting suddenly from high
He lights where fallen peaches lie:

Yellow and black, this tiny thing's
A tiger-soul on elfin wings.





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