Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

(14 July 1743 – 20 July 1816 / Kazan)

On A Bird - Poem by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

A sweet-voiced bird's been caught.
They squeeze it in a vice-like grip.
The poor thing squeaks and warbles not
But they insist: "O, birdie, sing!"


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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