Emily Dickinson - A Bird Came Down the Walk

  • Artist: Emily Dickinson
  • Song: A Bird Came Down the Walk
  • Translations: French #1, #2, German #1, #2, Italian, Russian #1, #2, #3, #4 3 more

A Bird Came Down the Walk

A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm 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 abroad,
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, splashless, as they swim.
thanked 5 times
Submitted by Hades21Hades21 on Sat, 16/12/2017 - 11:04


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