The birds and flowers reply

by Andrea Elizabeth

“Nay, it was not always so,” quoth the ravens. “We used to light long on yonder branches, nary afraid of becoming prey. Fruit remained plentiful, seasons temperate, and abiding fair.”

“Long lived were we too,” quoth the lilies. “Like trees, our roots were well fed and our seasons constant. Death and want be unnatural for us all.”

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