Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Mama Never Forgets Her Birds

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Mama never forgets her birds,
Though in another tree—
She looks down just as often
And just as tenderly
As when her little mortal nest
With cunning care she wove—
If either of her "sparrows fall,"
She "notices," above.
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