Last week we had snow. I’ve been thinking about something I saw since then.
skinny legs and feet
than twigs stand
up a body half-handful
of fluffed-up feathers
light as air and a
small stout heart
that can beat
one thousand times a minute
its engine. Sparrow
the one whose
crusty snow hops leave
not a mark
weightless – but make no mistake:
Never think fragile.
7 thoughts on “A few new: Grace”
they are a marvel of biological engineering aren’t they. wonderful shadorma chain
Thank you. This time of year we see a lot of little sparrows and you are right, they are marvels.
A shadorma chain! Wonderful! And the birds all puffed up standing on toothpick legs – a comical look but one that has stood the test of time and evolution!
Thank you. It has been cold here the last few weeks and I have enjoyed watching the birds and how they handle things.
That was an exquisite little poem!
Thank you. In the winter I notice these little birds so much more than at other times of the year.
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