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First Line: Up from the navel of the world
Last Line: That's bloom, and gem, and kiss of fire!
Subject(s): Hummingbirds


UP FROM the navel of the world,
Where Cuzco has her founts of fire,
The passer of the Gulf he comes.

He lives in air, a bird of fire,
Charted by flowers still he comes,
Through spaces that are half the world.

With glows of suns and seas he comes;
A life within our shadowed world
That's bloom, and gem, and kiss of fire!





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