The widening river's slow presence, The piled gold
clouds, the shining gull-marked mud, Gathers to the
surprise of a large town: Here domes and
statues, spires and cranes cluster Beside
grain-scattered streets, barge-crowded water, And residents from
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When we hear [the crane’s] call we hear no mere bird. We hear the trumpet in the orchestra of evolution. He is the symbol of our untamable past, of that incredible sweep of millennia which underlies and conditions the daily affairs of birds and men.
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