The Meadow Lark.

From ImmortalPoetry
Jump to navigationJump to search

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

THOUGH the winds be dank,
And the sky be sober,
And the grieving Day
In a mantle gray
Hath let her waiting maiden robe her,--
All the fields along
I can hear the song
Of the meadow lark,
As she flits and flutters,
And laughs at the thunder when it mutters.
O happy bird, of heart most gay
To sing when skies are gray!

When the clouds are full,
And the tempest master
Lets the loud winds sweep
From his bosom deep

Like heralds of some dire disaster,
Then the heart alone
To itse]f makes moan;
And the songs come slow,
While the tears fall fleeter,
And silence than song by far seems
sweeter.
Oh, few are they along the way
Who sing when skies are gray!

Add your comment
ImmortalPoetry welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.