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First Line: How fresh the air, the birds how busy now!
Last Line: The lanes and hedges where their homes abide.
Subject(s): Birds; Birds' Nests


How fresh the air, the birds how busy now!
In every walk if I but peep I find
Nests newly made or finished all and lined
With hair and thistledown, and in the bough
Of little hawthorn, huddled up in green,
The leaves still thickening as the spring gets age,
The pink's, quite round and snug and closely laid,
And linnet's of materials loose and rough;
And still hedge-sparrow, moping in the shade
Near the hedge-bottom, weaves of homely stuff,
Dead grass and mosses green, an hermitage
For secrecy and shelter rightly made;
And beautiful it is to walk beside
The lanes and hedges where their homes abide.




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