poems sent from dickinson to bowles

After all Birds have been investigated and laid aside -
Nature imparts the little Blue-Bird - assured
Her conscientious Voice will soar unmoved
Above ostensible Vicissitude.

First at the March - competing with the Wind -
Her panting note exalts us - like a friend -
Last to adhere when Summer cleaves away -
Elegy of Integrity.

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