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A Gift

I Woke: —
Night, lingering, poured upon the world
Of drowsy hill and wood and lake
Her moon-song,
And the breeze accompanied with hushed fingers
On the birches.

Gently the dawn held out to me
A golden handful of bird’s-notes.
 

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem


“A Gift” was published in Speyer’s book A Canopic Jar (E. P. Dutton & Company, 1921).

Author


Leonora Speyer

Leonora Speyer was born in Washington, D.C., in 1872. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927 for her poetry collection Fiddler’s Farewell (Alfred A. Knopf, 1926)

Date Published: 1921-03-28

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/gift-3