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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