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Happy Tanka

Common Nightingale
filled my days with melody
in Dakota youth
were I to travel back there
would he be singing for me

happy was my lot
in my North Dakota land
worry and care free
as the melodious bird
was he the reason I thrived

could I find my way
in the land of my childhood
back to thrills and trills
would I be sad if my bird 
had forgotten how to sing



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  1. Date: 4/23/2014 6:14:00 PM

    this is lovely, joyce! sounds like you had a very happy childhood and i'm sure your nightingale would still be there to sing for you...