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The woodpecker is hard at work
A carpenter is he And you may hear him hammering
His nest high up a tree.
Some little birds are miners :
Some build upon the ground : And busy little tailors, too,
Among the birds are found.- Sel.
Bob White Little Bob White, hid away, oh, so sly, Down under the clover and meadow-grass high, Where I never can find you or spy you at ali. Now tell me, dear Bob, why it is that you call?
When the clouds are so few,
And the sky is so blue, And the sun shines as bright as it ever shone yet,
Then why do you say,
In so teasing a way, “ More wet ! More wet !'
- E. H. Thomas
The Little Doves High on the top of an old pine tree Broods a mother-dove with her young ones three; Warm over them is her soft, downy breast, And they sing so sweetly in their nest. “ Coo," says the little ones, “ Coo,” says she,
All in their nest on the old pine-tree.
Bird Thoughts I lived first in a little house,
And lived there very well, I thought the world was small and round
And made of pale blue shell.
I lived next in a little nest,
Nor needed any other, I thought the world was made of straw,
And brooded by my mother.
May Oh, a dear little maiden is dainty Miss May, And she has such a pleasant and sweet winning way, That we long to be out and be with her all day. She comes over the meadows and into the town, All embroidered with lilacs her beautiful gown, And her bonnet of buttercups way to the crown. When she smiles all the clouds disappear from the skies, For there's seldom a tear to be seen in those eyes, Whose color to match the forget-me-not tries. And to show how they love her, their own darling May, 'Tis with blushes as pink as the dawn of the day That each apple tree turns to a blooming bouquet.
- Ada Stewart Shelton
One day I futtered from the nest
To see what I could find I said : “ The world is made of leaves,
I have been very blind.”
At length I flew beyond the tree,
Quite fit for grown-up labors. I don't know how the world is made,
And neither do my neighbors !
The Humming-bird I am the tiny humming-bird, The jasmines have come back, I heard. I swim above each dainty cup, And drink the sweetest honey up.
What Does the Robin Say?
Do you hear his evening song ?
With a heart all merry and strong. He sings, “Good-night my baby dear; Sleep well, sleep soft, and do not fear; For somehow I know as I sit and sing, That God takes care of everything.”- Sel.
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