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His Bill is clasped—his Eye forsook—

Emily Dickinson


His Bill is clasped—his Eye forsook—
His Feathers wilted low—
The Claws that clung, like lifeless Gloves
Indifferent hanging now—
The Joy that in his happy Throat
Was waiting to be poured
Gored through and through with Death, to be
Assassin of a Bird
Resembles to my outraged mind
The firing in Heaven,
On Angels—squandering for you
Their Miracles of Tune—

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 24 Mar 2018 3:49 AM | Viewed: 6727 times

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