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…
(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.)
they splash in their bath
and sip of its coolness
warm dusty feathers
and seedy bills.
spreading forth wings
before sun’s light
they sing –
o glory –
it is Spring…
Beautiful! A new psalm! Brings to mind, “The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches…” (Psalm 104)
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…
What is true
A yellow finch
In bright swoops
To my red plum tree
Whose leaves, if they knew
I was here,
Might say, see
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.)
Are all the images from your backyard?
Yes. All were received through my kitchen window 🙂 but only one of them this year. I went through the archives to make the collage.
Kind comment about my little poem, which IS PUBLISHED now. I think it was meant to be here. What better place?!