Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A MOCKING-BIRD, by WITTER BYNNER

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A MOCKING-BIRD, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An arrow, feathery, alive
Last Line: Of paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Mockingbirds

AN ARROW, feathery, alive,
He darts and sings,—
Then with a sudden skimming dive
Of striped wings
He finds a pine and, debonair,
Makes with his mate
All birds that ever rested there

The whisper of a multitude
Of happy wings
Is round him, a returning brood,
Each time he sings.
Though heaven be not for them or him
Yet he is wise,
And daily tiptoes on the rim
Of paradise.

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