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…


(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…

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

    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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