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A Bird came down the Walk—
He did not know I saw—
He bit an Angleworm 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 around—
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, plashless as they swim

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