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TO A SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO, by            
First Line: Unflinching, cool, detached, of raiment proud
Last Line: No man could ever mark me as unclean!
Subject(s): Parrots


Unflinching, cool, detached, of raiment proud,
Wraith of some Persian prince long ages dead,
Immaculate, -- the hue of moon-tipped cloud,
You stand in state, a crescent on your head.
What spring is there within my breast vibrates
This reverence I feel beholding you?
A feeling which all self-conceit berates,
Compelling me to praise a cockatoo?
If true, the body does reflect the soul,
How nearer to perfection are you now
Than I, drab blur -- you, polychrome control,
So I before your royal head must bow!
Oh, were my thoughts as spotless as your sheen,
No man could ever mark me as unclean!





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