The Birds Came Today

There are those days when all the earth seems grey and chill. When no one is there to hold your hand or share a cup of tea. The empty echoes in the house is more than one can stand. That kind of day happens to us all and that is when I grab my hat and scarf and head on down the hall. I get outside and briskly walk to stir the blood and gradually my mind will clear. The grass the trees the earth remind me that I’m not alone at all.

The Birds came Today

The birds came today

but the bath was frozen

through frosted panes I watch

stalks of dried flowers

naked trees against a grey sky

if it wasn’t for the birds

I’d be alone.

(Dohn Chapman 1984)

About earthstonestation

promoting environmental education, protecting all species and preserving the wild places with art, music and storytelling.
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5 Responses to The Birds Came Today

  1. Janette says:

    Lovely post, thanks for sharing!

  2. Tammy says:

    Yes, we’re all connected to it all. Thanks for the lovely reminder.

  3. dragonowl says:

    Even in winter there is always something to see and for me something to smile about. And the sentiment you shared is why I went to the lake.

  4. Nature AND poetry. Heaven! 🙂

  5. winsomebella says:

    Beautiful poem. Nature reminds us we are a small part of a bigger whole and connected to it all. Peace to you.

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