“Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!”   Leave a comment

Cancus Wren-72Cactus Wren in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.

— from To a Skylark by Percy Shelley

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