Here is a small bird cast as John the Baptist
who from my treetops is inspired to say:
I come from heaven to prepare the way.
Now in the east approach the feet of day.
Day will reward you well, my little bird,
who make his coming such enchanting news,
who with the sweetest music I have heard
unloose the golden lachet of his shoes.
Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D. (Jessica Powers)
Bird at Daybreak (1938)
Powers, J 1999, The Selected Poetry of Jessica Powers, ICS Publications, Washington DC.