In "The Kingfisher" by William Henry Davies, why does the poet say, "Nay, lovely Bird, thou art not vain"?
This line is from a poem called "The Kingfisher" by William Henry Davies. In the poem, the speaker implores the "lovely Bird" to "Live with proud peacocks in green parks," and "clap thy wings / Before the windows of proud kings." In other words, the speaker implores the bird to celebrate and share its beauty. When the speaker says, "Nay, lovely Bird, thou art not vain," he is reassuring it...
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