Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE CHIPMUNK, by HERMAN MELVILLE



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THE CHIPMUNK, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart of autumn! / weather meet
Last Line: From our hearth!
Subject(s): Chipmunks


Heart of autumn!
Weather meet,
Like to sherbert
Cool and sweet.

Stock-still I stand,
And him I see
Prying, peeping
From Beech-tree;
Crickling, crackling
Gleefully!
But, affrighted
By wee sound,
Presto! vanish --
Whither bound?

So did Baby,
Crowing mirth
E'en as startled
By some inkling
Touching Earth,
Flit (and whither?)
From our hearth!





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