By William Alexander Percy


I heard a bird at break of day
         Sing from the autumn trees
A song so mystical and calm,
         So full of certainties,
No man, I think, could listen long
         Except upon his knees.
Yet this was but a simple bird,
         Alone, among dead trees.

DayPoems Poem No. 1485
<a href="http://www.daypoems.net/poems/1485.html">Overtones by William Alexander Percy</a>

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