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    Smile uttering/singing/chanting/humming?

    How are the children different from the poet?
    The children differ from the poet in several features. Their thoughts are as innocent and nonchalant as the singing birds, which glide carelessly in the sky at dawn, uttering/singing/chanting/humming? soft and mellow tunes. In their hearts "are the birds and the sunshine”, and in their thoughts "the brooklet's flow”, which imply that they are in the springs of their lives. , while the poet is gripped by various troubles, and in his heart and thoughts “is the wind of Autumn, and the first fall of the snow.”, which suggest that he has grown old and fragile, and is in the autumn of his life. Moreover Adults are weighed down with learning, business, finances, rules, politics etc. (contrivings and books), while children are playful, happy, and don't judge others.

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    Re: uttering/singing/chanting/humming?

    Birds sing, but that is repetitious. I'd delete the first 'singing' and use it in the second position.

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    Re: uttering/singing/chanting/humming?

    Many thanks for dropping in, and giving me a hand, Richard.


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