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IMITATRIX ALES, by            
First Line: I was a jay-bird, screeching back the noise
Last Line: Having renounced my taste for mimicry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Archias


I WAS a jay-bird, screeching back the noise
Of fishermen or foresters or herds;
Often with Echo's iterative voice
My mocking beak would caw a string of words:
Now dumb and tongueless here in earth I lie,
Having renounced my taste for mimicry.






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