One day there fell a bird, a courtly crane:
Wisely he walked, as one who knows of pain.
Gracious he was and lofty as a king:
Silent he was, and yet he seemed to sing
Always of little children and the Spring.
John Shaw Neilson
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The poem from which the lines are quoted is from the collection Poet Seers. According to the website:
"Poet Seers is a collection of spiritual and illumining poetry by poets from around the world, including many different spiritual traditions. Every day we try to add a new Poem of the Day selected from the many inspirational poems we have on the site. We are also hoping to keep adding to our collection of poets and poetry."
The collection contains some great poetry.