A Swallow that Flew into the Room
| A Swallow that Flew into the Room
written by William Henry Davies
|Nature Poems (1908)||Link to further information|
I give thee back thy freedom, bird,
But know, I am amazed to see
These lovely feathers, which thou hast
Concealed so many years from me.
Oft have I watched thee cut the name
Of Summer in the clear, blue air,
And praised thy skilful lettering -
But never guessed thou wert so fair.
It is, maybe, thou hast no wish
For praise save for thy works of grace;
Thou scornest beauty, like the best
And wisest of our human race.
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