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English Faculty Performances
  • Herbert Woodward Martin, University of Dayton
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Herb Martin reading the poem Preparation by Paul Laurence Dunbar

THE little bird sits in the nest and sings
A shy, soft song to the morning light;
And it flutters a little and prunes its wings.
The song is halting and poor and brief,
And the fluttering wings scarce stir a leaf;
But the note is a prelude to sweeter things,
And the busy bill and the flutter slight
Are proving the wings for a bolder flight!

Citation Information
Herbert Woodward Martin. "Preparation"
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