What is the meaning of each stanza in the poem "White-Eyes" by Mary Oliver?

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Mary Oliver's poem "White-Eyes" does not follow a traditional stanza structure, and some thoughts continue from one stanza into the next one. I will attempt to give a stanza-by-stanza analysis, but sometimes will have to join parts of two stanzas.
The first two stanzas read:
In winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees
where the wind-bird
with its white eyes
shoves and pushes
among the branches.
Like any of us (1-9)
Oliver imagines winter as a bird that perches in the trees and begins as wind that by the end of the poem materializes into snow. Here, the bird figuratively captures the features of winter, like "its white eyes" and the way the "wind-bird" ... "shoves and pushes / among the branches."
The next complete thought begins at the end of stanza 2 and continues,
he wants to go to sleep,
but he's restless—
he has an idea,
and slowly it unfolds
from under his beating wings
as long as he stays awake.
But his big, round music, after all,
is too breathy to last. (10-17)
The third and fourth...

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