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Quotation by Robert Frost
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.
Robert Frost (1874–1963), U.S. poet. The Oven Bird (l. 11–14). . .
The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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