The Poetry Corner

The Wonder Maker

By William Henry Davies

Come, if thou'rt cold to Summer's charms, Her clouds of green, her starry flowers, And let this bird, this wandering bird, Make his fine wonder yours; He, hiding in the leaves so green, When sampling this fair world of ours, Cries cuckoo, clear; and like Lot's wife, I look, though it should cost my life. When I can hear that charmed one's voice, I taste of immortality; My joy's so great that on my heart Doth lie eternity, As light as any little flower, So strong a wonder works in me; Cuckoo! he cries, and fills my soul With all that's rich and beautiful.