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Autor: anton • April 2, 2011 • 307 Words (2 Pages) • 262 Views
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,
And the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
And the faint perfume from its chalice stealsÐ²Ð‚"
I know what the caged bird feels!
I know why the caged bird beats his wing
Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;
For he must fly back to his perch and cling
When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;
And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars
And they pulse again with a keener stingÐ²Ð‚"
I know why he beats his wing!
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,Ð²Ð‚"
When he beats his bars and he would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heartÐ²Ð‚™s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flingsÐ²Ð‚"
I know why the caged bird sings!