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The Little Sparrow in my Entry Way

A little bird with plumage brown, Beside my window flutters down, A moment chirps its little strain, Then taps upon my window pane, And chirps again, and hops along, To call my notice to its song; But I work on, nor heed its lay, Till, in neglect, it flies away. So birds of peace and hope and love Come fluttering earthward from above, To settle on life's window-sills, And ease our load of earthly ills; But we, in traffic's rush and din Too deep engaged to let them in, With deadened heart and sense plod on, Nor know our loss till they are gone. ~Paul Laurence Dunbar One of my favorite little pieces of  red transferware  is this sparrow shaped  bird ashtray  from Clarice Cliff / Royal Staffordshire which hovers just above the entry table in our foyer.  I have displayed it on my hutch in previous houses.  It has lived better days as it's been dropped and broken and glued back together, but I still lik