Simple nearly beyond compare.
He is noble. He is rare.
He makes you squeak! Quiescent! Light!
Bright coloured things He brings to flight!
For all of that (so we are told)
He can be amazingly cold.
Who is He?
I got the answer to this one on my first read-through - but it is a beautiful little riddle and one I might use in my teaching
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