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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1086. Joy of the Morning
 
By Edwin Markham
 
 
I HEAR you, little bird,
Shouting a-swing above the broken wall.
Shout louder yet: no song can tell it all.
Sing to my soul in the deep, still wood:
’T is wonderful beyond the wildest word:        5
I ’d tell it, too, if I could.
 
Oft when the white still dawn
Lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart,
I ’ve felt it like a glory in my heart,
(The world’s mysterious stir)        10
But had no throat like yours, my bird,
Nor such a listener.
 

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