Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SPRING MORNING, by MAVIS CLARE BARNETT

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SPRING MORNING, by                    
First Line: The day before the bluebird came
Last Line: Out to eternity and back within one trill!
Subject(s): Spring; Wellesley College

THE day before the bluebird came
Was no more shrill in silences
Than any day in mid-March is;
No moment listened in a flame
Of radiance for coming wings.

But O, this morning how the maples take the sun!
Hark! through the awe of close, unbudded things,
Before the sparrow has begun,
Comes the sweet hush!
Sharp, blue wings in last year's bush,
And then that first, wild, unforgotten ecstasy
That cannot be
Other than hearing, seeing, dreaming, feeling,
Mysterious living to its fill,
For all this little edge of earth goes reeling
Out to eternity and back within one trill!

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