About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Eastern Bluebird

The Bluebird

I know the song that the bluebird is singing,
Out in the apple-tree where he is swinging;
Brave little fellow, the skies may look dreary;
No real cares while his heart is so cheery.

Hark! How the music leaps out from his throat,
Hark! Was there ever so merry a note?
Listen awhile and you’ll hear what he’s saying,
Up in the apple-tree swinging and swaying.

“Dear little blossoms down under the snow,
You must be weary of winter, I know;
Hark, while I sing you a message of cheer;
Summer is coming and spring-time is near!

“Little white snowdrop! I pray you arise;
Bright yellow crocus! come, open your eyes;
Sweet little violets, hid from the cold,
Put on your mantles of purple and gold;
Daffodils! daffodils! say, do you hear?–
Summer is coming and spring-time is near!”

~Emily Huntington Miller (1833-1913)

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