A gentle breeze
And rustling Spring leaves
Chirps from within
As the Sparrow sings

Storm clouds gather
And raindrops patter
And with a flutter of wings
The Sparrow still sings

Turbulence and angst
Rockets and tanks
Yet through all the din
The Sparrow STILL sings

Differences resolved
And as peace now echoes
Carried upon the wind
Is the song the Sparrow sings

(Images from Pixabay)

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Good piece Tom! 🙂

    We used to have a lot of sparrows around here, but over the decades their numbers have plummeted! 😦

    Pesticide use is the obvious cause, but the big Chemical companies continue to pressure farmers to use their product at a terrible cost to nature and, eventually, us… 😦

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Us too. Not many birds and fewer bees.

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      1. Ah yes, Beverly… the bees here seem to be in hiding as well. They are making an appearance though!

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    2. Nature always finds a way of fighting back, Prenin. Those chemical companies had better watch out.
      I used to see lots of starlings – not quite enough for a murmuration, but a few – although lately there haven’t been that many. This week I saw two together! Things are looking up. (Which, really, is the way it should be when one discusses birds…)

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  2. Quite lovely, Tom.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you, Eugenia.

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  3. I love how the sparrow just wants to tell everyone that they are in the area. And don’t sit still very long or there will be nest in your hair.

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    1. The sparrows here don’t get that close, Beverly! 😀

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  4. It’s a lovely poem and so true – the sparrow STILL sings by my house. It is a VERY persistent singer – in fact singing isn’t quite how I would describe it – incessant chirping more like, and all on one note!

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    1. They do like to be heard, Elaine, don’t they?

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  5. The birds are singing loudly during this Spring season I am enjoying. I think your poem describes their messages.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. I think they’re welcoming in Summer for us, Isadora. 🙂

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