Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BLUE BIRD, by LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA



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First Line: A blue-bird built his nest
Last Line: My name is grief.
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


A BLUE bird built his nest
Here in my breast.
O bird of Light! Whence comest thou?
Said he: From God above:
My name is Love.

A mate he brought one day,
Of plumage gray.
O bird of Night! Why comest thou?
Said she: Seek no relief!
My name is Grief.





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