Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, YOUTH, by VIRGINIA WOODWARD CLOUD

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YOUTH, by                    
First Line: Out of the heart there flew a little singing bird
Last Line: Had died in the dark.

OUT of the heart there flew a little singing bird,
Past the dawn and the dew, where leaves of morning stirred,
And the heart, which followed on, said:
"Though the bird be flown
Which sang in the dew and the dawn, the song is still my own."
Over the foot-worn track, over the rock and thorn,
The tired heart looked back to the olive leaves of morn,
To the fair, lost fields again, and said: "I hear it! Oh, hark!" --
Though the bird were long since slain, though the song
had died in the dark.

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