Associated Press headline, October 15, 1914
O lesser flake of feathers, O downyshore-winged picker of cocklesand mites, twig-legged runner through ripples,who was it called you out of extinctionto life and flirt again with the waves?Who missed you enough to amendyour habitation? Who restored you,winging you back to the beaches of our lives?What urgent impulse then spirited you—you in your dappled egg—to break shell,chick stirring in shallow sand-scrape,lifting to fly the salt wind, rising in driftsover wild surf, your pinionsriding the breath of God?
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