John Banister Tabb

1845-1909

 

The Humming-Bird.

by John Banister Tabb

A flash of harmless lightning,
A mist of rainbow dyes,
The burnished sunbeams brightening,
From flower to flower he flies:

While wakes the nodding blossom,
But just too late to see
What lip hath touched her bosom
And drained her nectary.

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston
 
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