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>
The DayPoems Poetry Collection, www.daypoems.net
Timothy Bovee, editor