I have a Bird in spring
Which for myself doth sing –
The spring decoys.
And as the summer nears –
And as the Rose appears,
Robin is gone.

Yet do I not repine
Knowing that Bird of mine
Though flown –
Learneth beyond the sea
Melody new for me
And will return.

Fast is a safer hand
Held in a truer Land
Are mine –
And though they now depart,
Tell I my doubting heart
They’re thine.

In a serener Bright,
In a more golden light
I see
Each little doubt and fear,
Each little discord here

Then will I not repine,
Knowing that Bird of mine
Though flown
Shall in a distant tree
Bright melody for me
~ Emily Dickinson

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  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerabout 6 years ago

  • BluAlien
    BluAlienabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful composition!

  • Thank you so much – I worked on this for a few hours! =)

    – Kimberly Palmer

  • BluAlien
    BluAlienabout 6 years ago

    It was well worth it!! :)

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Kimberly! The Emily Dickinson poem is very fitting!!

  • Thank you Mike!

    – Kimberly Palmer

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioabout 6 years ago

    ohhh…here they are!…beautiful work Kimberly!…

  • Thank you Ana!

    – Kimberly Palmer

  • nannajul
    nannajulabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic Kimberly – works really well.

  • Thanks Jul!~ and thank you again for helping me with the image. =)

    – Kimberly Palmer

  • eXposure
    eXposureabout 6 years ago

    beautiful creation …

  • Thank you

    – Kimberly Palmer

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    KImberly this is so precious, well done

  • brirose55
    brirose55about 6 years ago

    awesome work kim

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutabout 6 years ago

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW… and good work too.

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