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TO SPARROWS FIGHTING, by            
First Line: Stop, feathered bullies!
Last Line: Of anger, like the great.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Sparrows


Stop, feathered bullies!
Peace, angry birds;
You common Sparrows that,
For a few words,
Roll fighting in wet mud,
To shed each other's blood.

Look at those Linnets, they
Like ladies sing;
See how those Swallows, too,
Play on the wing;
All other birds close by
Are gentle, clean and shy.

And yet maybe your life's
As sweet as theirs;
The common poor that fight
Live not for years
In one long frozen state
Of anger, like the great.





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