Sing, Birds, Sing

English: Song thrush near Faringdon Folly This...

English: Song thrush near Faringdon Folly This is a song thrush, Turdus philomelos. More here from the RSPB http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/s/songthrush/index.asp. This bird was singing a charming song in the early morning sunshine. Thanks to Mike Pennington for the identification. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spring would not be Spring without the singing of the birds,
though the sun shines brightly with its rays;
Per chance their pretty songs and happy tweets not heard,
So sad the world would wake from Winters’ daze.
Spring would not be Spring without the warbles and the tweets
that call us from our cozy Winter dens;
“Come and play,” they seem to tweet, “Come join our jubilee,
Sing! Sweet nature’s back to life again!”
Spring would not be Spring without birds’ singing and their joy
With bees they spread the pollen to and fro;
Their pollinating flights nature’s chosen to employ
to help flowers and fruit happily grow.
Nature has its reasons for birdsong and flight,
My reason to listen and watch them is purely delight.

-Donald R. Sansbury, 2013

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3 thoughts on “Sing, Birds, Sing

  1. Hey Don, Having discovered your blog thru NaPoWriMo , I enjoyed all the month and as my appreciation I nominate you for the “Sunshine award(www.sunshineawards.com)” . hope you will accept it.

    • Thank you for your kind words and for viewing and appreciating my posts. I accept this nomination with heartfelt thanks and humility. I will have to become more familiar with this award seeing I am a new blogger. I thoroughly enjoy writing and posting works of poetry and short stories to try to brighten others’ days. I also enjoy reading and appreciating your posts and the works of others. Thank you, again.

  2. Pingback: Robin singing in the dead of night | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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