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love is a little white bird
and the flight of it so fast
you can’t see it
and you know it’s there
only by the faint whirr of its wings
and the hush song coming so low to your ears
you fear it might be silence
and you listen keen and you listen long
and you know it’s more than silence
for you get the hush song so lovely
it hurts and cuts into your heart
and what you want is to give more than you can
get
and you’d like to write it but it can’t be
written
and you’d like to sing it but you don’t dare try
because the little white bird sings it better
than you can

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