Bird Song

"I rejoice that there are owls," said Thoreau,
and I must heartily agree.
I rejoice that there are hawks and eagles, too,
those majestic circlers in the air.
I rejoice in the robins that come with Spring,
and cardinals that splash color on the canvas of winter.
I rejoice in the chevron of red
on the redwing blackbird's shoulder,
and thrill at a rare glimpse of bluejay in the tree.
I rejoice at the trill of a sparrow in the morning
and the distant knock of a woodpecker.
I rejoice that there are herons
and hummingbirds,
and chickadees,
in Jesus' name, amen.


Anonymous said...

You might like my post on How Listening to bird song has helped my prayer life

Vada said...

This is cool!