One Blackbird
By Harold Monro
An Animal Rights Poem from

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

One Blackbird
By Harold Monro

The stars must make an awful noise 
In whirling round the sky; 
Yet somehow I can't even hear 
Their loudest song or sigh.

So it is wonderful to think 
One blackbird can out-sing 
The voice of all the swarming stars 
On any day in spring.

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