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THE CUCKOO, by            
First Line: When I was sitting near a stream
Last Line: And shouted in my face!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos

When I was sitting near a stream,
And watched the waves that came in turns
To butt the rocks that kept them in,
Breaking their milk-white horns –
'Twas then a Cuckoo, full of joy,
No man had seen in any place,
Perched on a tree before my eyes,
And shouted in my face!

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