Saturday 11 January 2014

Merisi's Morning in the City
A Bird came down the Walk

Early Bird
Sometimes, the early bird
risks frozen feet
11 January 2014
7:55:14 AM

© by Merisi

Subtitle credit:
-> Emily Dickinson, A Bird came down the Walk — He did not know I saw


  1. A Bird came down the Walk
    by Emily Dickinson

    A Bird came down the Walk—
    He did not know I saw—
    He bit an Angleworm in halves
    And ate the fellow, raw,

    And then he drank a Dew
    From a convenient Grass—
    And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
    To let a Beetle pass—

    He glanced with rapid eyes
    That hurried all around—
    They looked like frightened Beads, I thought—
    He stirred his Velvet Head

    Like one in danger, Cautious,
    I offered him a Crumb
    And he unrolled his feathers
    And rowed him softer home—

    Than Oars divide the Ocean,
    Too silver for a seam—
    Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon
    Leap, plashless as they swim.

  2. Looking out at my backyard birds here this morning.

  3. A bird's gotta do what a bird's gotta do -- even on a very cold morning. ;-)


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