Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SILENCE, by FRANCES BALDWIN

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SILENCE, by            
First Line: Silence - not a leaf trembled
Last Line: And then once more -- silence.
Subject(s): Silence

Silence -- not a leaf trembled,
Not a cloud floated by;
The lake was clear and still,
And the wood, a magic cave.
A rustle and a step,
A swift movement in the wood,
And to the lake's edge
Stepped a hunter -- gun poised.

Above, a streak of white,
A yellow bill and shining eyes,
A thing of beauty and of life --
Poised for a moment in the air.
A deafening crash, a gun lowered;
The sound of splashing water;
And then once more -- silence.

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