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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Rookery
By Charles Tennyson Turner (1808–1879)
 
METHOUGHT, as I beheld the rookery pass
  Homeward at dusk upon the rising wind,
How every heart in that close-flying mass
  Was well befriended by the Almighty mind:
He marks each sable wing that soars or drops,        5
  He sees them forth at morning to their fare,
  He sets them floating on his evening air,
He sends them home to rest on the tree-tops.
And when through umbered leaves the night-winds pour,
  With lusty impulse rocking all the grove,        10
  The stress is measured by an eye of love:
No root is burst, though all the branches roar;
And in the morning, cheerly as before,
  The dark clan talks, the social instincts move.
 
 
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