Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A SONG ABOUT SINGING, by ANNE REEVE ALDRICH

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A SONG ABOUT SINGING, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: O nightingale, the poet's bird
Last Line: Thy wounded, bleeding breast!
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs

O NIGHTINGALE, the poet's bird,
A kinsman dear thou art,
Who never sings so well as when
The rose-thorns bruise his heart.

But since thy agony can make
A listening world so blest,
Be sure it cares but little for
Thy wounded, bleeding breast!

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