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Wherefore Wings

by Evaleen Stein

Heigho, sparrow!  Reckless of the rain;
   When chill the cheerless wind grows,
Chirping might and main!
   Is it naught, then, when the rose
         Blows again?

Beating, sleeting on your draggled coat!
   Surely, 'tis enough to drown
Any happy note
   Nestling in that downy brown
         Little throat.

Ah me, sparrow!  Had I but your power,
   Think you in the freezing sleet
I would waste an hour?
   --I'd sing my sweetest to a sweet
         Orange flower!


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