Little Rascal: How is it birds who come in plain packets sing so extravagantly?…

Little Rascal:
How is it birds who
come in plain packets sing so
extravagantly?

Little brown winged-thing,
hardly worth looking at,
urchin hid in shrub,

tell me where you stole
that dazzling necklace
strung with diamond notes?

Out of God##039;s pocket?
— Paul Quenon, from Unquiet Vigil

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