Henry David Thoreau

12 July 1817 – 6 May 1862 / Concord, Massachusetts

To A Marsh Hawk In Spring

There is health in thy gray wing,
Health of nature’s furnishing.
Say, thou modern-winged antique,
Was thy mistress ever sick?
In each heaving of thy wing
Thou dost health and leisure bring,
Thou dost waive disease and pain
And resume new life again.
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