Bird Song [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921 (page 63). This book has four poems entitled “Bird Song”, on pages 48, 63, 108, and 114.]

Bird Song

I am friendly with the sparrow
Though his mind is rather narrow
And his manners — well, the less we say the better.
But as day begins to peep,
When I hear his cheery “Cheep”
I am ready to admit I am his debtor.

I delight in red-browed finches
And all birds of scanty inches.
Willie wagtail is a pleasant bird, and coy.
All the babblers, chats and wrens,
Tits and robins, and their hens,
Are my very special friends, and bring me joy.

C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 63

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