And the Little Bird Sings

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And the little bird sings.

The temperature plunges, and ice rain,

not nice rain,

turns to rock as it hits the ground;

and the wind blows and the storm pelts,

but the little bird sings

on a fence post,

his assigned post.

Brave against the fury, he sings long and loud against thunder,

unconcerned for next day’s meal

or that next day’s feel might be numbing cold—

colder than now,

colder than Minnesota,

deep cold, and hollow bone cold . . .

and the little bird sings, mouth wide with frosty breath because

it is what he was made for—for songs

in meadows and songs

in light,

songs in stillness and songs in fight, and furious songs

in the black storm when promise is far off.

And it is what I was made for as this little bird sings:

Rejoice always.

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*This poem was inspired by a very poignant telling by a blogger friend (The Birding Bunch) of a brave little meadowlark near their property singing away in the midst of a storm.  As she remarked, it is perhaps a lesson from the Lord to not fear the “uncertainties of life,” but to trust our lives to the Lord’s care and rejoice in the middle of all things.  We are always safe there, no matter what happens.

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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7 Responses to And the Little Bird Sings

  1. Mirada says:

    Oh, how I enjoy your writing–it is so beautiful, and lifts my spirit. God bless you.

  2. keelymyles says:

    Mmmm… Soaring and singing with you in these words. Just lovely. ❤

  3. dorannrule says:

    How I love that little bird in your lovely poem. He is so brave and trusting and full of hope.

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