06 November 2013

The Blue Bird - A 1798 Poem

By Cardenio. March, 1798.
Hail early bird, thou gentle songster, hail!
One of the foremost of the feather'd throng;
To bring the joyful news of winter past,
And nigh approach of joy inspiring spring,
Soon as Aurora smiles along the east,
And bluffing mounts the gold-bespangled sky;
Thy mating lay salutes my list'ning ear;
I hear the song salute the rising morn,
And warbling chant the grateful hymn of praise.
April 7, 1798. Carey's United States Recorder 1(33): 4.