James Stephens

(9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)

I Heard A Bird At Dawn - Poem by James Stephens

I heard a bird at dawn
Singing sweetly on a tree,
That the dew was on the lawn,
And the wind was on the lea;
But I didn't listen to him,
For he didn't sing to me.

I didn't listen to him,
For he didn't sing to me
That the dew was on the lawn
And the wind was on the lea;
I was singing at the time
Just as prettily as he.

I was singing all the time,
Just a prettily as he,
About the dew upon the lawn
And the wind upon the lea;
So I didn't listen to him
As he sang upon a tree.


Comments about I Heard A Bird At Dawn by James Stephens

  • (1/15/2018 12:36:00 AM)

    Nice Poem. Made me smile at the irony and message. (Report)Reply

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    Add a comment.nice poems (Report)Reply

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  • (9/30/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I added this to a collection of my favorite poems. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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