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NIGHT WIND, by                    
First Line: There is a song in the night wind
Last Line: In marsh nest.
Subject(s): Birds; Herons

There is a song in the night wind,
Sweet to little green herons
In marsh nest.
(It might have been harsh
Had the marsh bird sinned.)

Sing solo
If you must, but --
Sing with the night wind.
Fuse your song with carols of the marsh dark
Through the fragrant fern dusk.
Mingle yourself with the fern dusk;
Let the night wind chant a psalm to your soul
Singing, thinking silence --
The lonely last silence,
With the quietness of a little green heron
In marsh nest.

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