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1

He did not

know I saw -

2

He bit

an Angleworm in halves

3

And ate

the fellow, raw,

4

And then he drank

a Dew / from a convenient Grass -

5

And then hopped

sidewise to the Wall - To let a Beetle pass -

6

He glanced with

rapid eyes / That hurried all around -

7

They looked like

frightened Beads, I thought -

8

He stirred

his Velvet Head

9

Like one

in danger , Cautious ,

10

, Cautious ,

I offered him a Crumb

11

And he unrolled

his feathers

12

And rowed

him softer home -

13

Than

Oars divide the Ocean,

14

Too

silver for a seam-

15

Or

Butterflies, off Banks of Noon

16

Leap,

plashless as they swim

17

Stanza 1

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

18

Stanza 2

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

19

Stanza 3

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

20

Stanza 4


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

21

Final Stanza

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

22

A Bird

came down the Walk -