The Bird must sing to earn the Crumb

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The Bird must sing to earn the Crumb by Emily Dickinson
880

The Bird must sing to earn the Crumb
What merit have the Tune
No Breakfast if it guaranty

The Rose content may bloom
To gain renown of Lady's Drawer
But if the Lady come
But once a Century, the Rose
Superfluous become —


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