The Sparrow

Original Text: 
Albert Durrant Watson, Heart of the Hills (Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart, 1917): 52. Internet Archive.
1A little meal of frozen cake,
2    A little drink of snow,
3And when the sun is setting,
4    A broad-eaved bungalow.
5A little hopping in the sun
6    Throughout the wintry day,
7A little chirping blithely
8    Till March drifts into May:
9A little sparrow's simple life,
10    And Love, that life to keep,
11That careth for the sparrow
12    Even when it falls asleep.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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