while it is still April – part 2

As April draws to a close, I must slip in one more bit of verse – though, of course, poetry will continue on and on. It cannot stop – it is in our souls.

Though I had it in my mind to write one of those long, deep, spiritual posts today, the Spirit seems to have led me in a different direction.

Ah, to be led by God and have no will of my own! A priceless thing…

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(This poem is meant to be read from top to bottom, regardless of whether the next line appears on the left or the right side of the image collage. I have also printed the poem by itself below, for those who might find this distracting.)

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they splash in their bath

and sip of its coolness

refreshing

warm dusty feathers

and seedy bills.

spreading forth wings

before sun’s light

they sing –

o glory –

 it is Spring…

7 thoughts on “while it is still April – part 2

  1. albert

    Beautiful! A new psalm! Brings to mind, “The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches…” (Psalm 104)

  2. mary Post author

    Al, thanks for bringing to mind Psalm 104. (Verses 33-34 below.)

    “I will sing to the LORD all my life;
    I will sing praise to my God while I live.
    May my meditation be pleasing to him;
    I will rejoice in the LORD.”

    Indeed, I rejoice in Him…

  3. albert

    What is true
    Is today

    A yellow finch
    Flew

    In bright swoops
    To my red plum tree

    Whose leaves, if they knew
    I was here,

    Might say, see
    What God

    Has done
    For me.

  4. mary Post author

    I really love this. Thank you for honoring my blog with such a poem. (It ought to be published in a more worthy forum than this.)

  5. mary Post author

    Yes. All were received through my kitchen window 🙂 but only one of them this year. I went through the archives to make the collage.

  6. albert

    Kind comment about my little poem, which IS PUBLISHED now. I think it was meant to be here. What better place?!

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