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Stephen Crane - Once, I knew a fine song

Once, I knew a fine song,
-- It is true, believe me --
It was all of birds,
And I held them in a basket;
When I opened the wicket,
Heavens! They all flew away.
I cried, "Come back, little thoughts!"
But they only laughed.
They flew on
Until they were as sand
Thrown between me and the sky.

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 65. Once, I knew a fine song
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
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