POEMS: “I Heard A Bird Sing” by Oliver Herford (dedicated to Michele)


“I Heard A Bird Sing”

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

by Oliver Herford


Oliver Herford (1863–1935) was an American  writer, artist and illustrator who has been called “The American Oscar Wilde “.As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life,  and Ladies’ Home Journal , he sometimes signed his artwork as “O Herford”. In 1906 he wrote and illustrated the Little Book of Bores. He also wrote short poems like “The Chimpanzee” and “The Hen”, as well as writing and illustrating “The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten” (1904) and “Excuse It Please” (1930). His sister Beatrice Herford was also a humorist.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Herford



3 Comments Add yours

  1. oh my-I just wrote about this poem! Great minds . . . haha!


  2. Dear Michele: This one is dedicated to you as you can see on the top, as I read your blog and went in search of this poem 🙂


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