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Across the lonely beach we flit,
One little sandpiper and I;
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When the sandpiper and the clam grapple, it is the fisherman that profits.
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like [the] sandpiper--just running down the edges of different countries and contin ...
The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
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Now curlew cry me down to kiss the mouths of their dust.
His beak is focussed; he is preoccupied,

looking for something, something, something.
Poor bird, he is obsessed!
The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray,
and mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst.
The roaring alongside he takes for granted,
and that every so often the world is bound to shake.
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