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" midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy... "
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Rural Hours

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Nature - 1998 - 352 pages
...movement; Mr. Bryant saw his bird in the evening, and it was alone; still the lines would recur to one: "Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way." A flock of migratory birds can never fail, indeed, to be a beautiful and striking sight. The proud...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 562 pages
...at once of the bird's vulnerability and of the instincts nature has given it to survive its enemies. Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly seen against the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along. He tries to encourage the bird to stay aloft...
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The Meaning of Wilderness: Essential Articles and Speeches

Sigurd F. Olson - Human ecology - 1958 - 14 pages
...values. Do you know why you like a particular poem? What do William Cullen Bryant's lines do to you: Whither, 'midst falling dew While glow the heavens with the last steps of day. What do those lines from "To a Waterfowl" do to you duck hunters? I know what they do to me. They are...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Poetry - 2002 - 144 pages
...one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. To a Waterfowl Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy...mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong As, darkly seen against the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along. Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake,...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - Literary Collections - 2003 - 736 pages
...problem, the second revealing the solution, and the third making the application. To a Waterfowl Whither,1 midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the...depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's2 eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly seen against the crimson sky,...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - Literary Collections - 2003 - 736 pages
...problem, the second revealing the solution, and the third making the application. To a Waterfowl Whither,1 midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the...last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dostthou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's2 eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - Poetry - 2006 - 748 pages
...mountains blue, he went to dwell with her, the friends who mourned him never knew. To a Waterfowl1 Whither, 'midst falling dew, while glow the heavens...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue thy solitary way? Form: Iambic, 3-5-5-3 pattern. ABAB end rhymes — Vocabulary: Whither: where are you going: fowler:...
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The Romance of Natural History

Philip Henry Gosse - Science - 2007 - 416 pages
...will bear jepetition here : — TO A WATER-FOWL. Whither, "midst falling dew, While glow the heavani with the last steps of day, Far through their rosy...solitary way! Vainly the fowler's eye - Might mark thy diatant iight to do thee wrong, AM, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along. Seek'st...
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Tin Lizard Tales: Reflections from a Train

Schuyler T. Wallace - Travel - 2007 - 348 pages
...considered by some anthologists to be in the top one hundred most popular American poems, is To a Waterfowl. Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong As, darkly painted on the crimson sky Thy figure floats along. Susan Warner (1819-1885) and Anna Bartlett Warner...
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