And the Sunlight That Sings

A magpie in Picardy

Told me secret things—

Of the music in white feathers,

And the sunlight that sings

And dances in deep shadows—

He told me with his wings.

He told me that in Picardy,

An age ago or more,

While all his fathers still were eggs,

These dusty highways bore

Brown, singing soldiers marching out

Through Picardy to war.

He said that still through chaos

Works on the ancient plan,

And two things have altered not

Since first the world began—

The beauty of the wild green earth

And the bravery of man.

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