And the Little Bird Sings

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly Green

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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…

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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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4 Responses to And the Little Bird Sings

  1. georgiakevin says:

    Wow! So well done!

  2. reinkat says:

    It’s one of my favorites of yours. What a beautiful image.

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