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[I am but a small-winged bird]

     I am but a small-winged bird:
But I will conquer the big world
     As the bee-martin beats the crow,
By attacking it always from Above.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem


"[I am but a small-winged bird]" first appeared in Poem Outlines (Scribner's Sons, 1908).

Author


Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1842.

Date Published: 1908-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/i-am-small-winged-bird