Little Brown Bird

A little brown bird
So tiny,
Spied on a long black utility wire,
An expanse of forbidding dark gray sky
Behind

The little brown bird
Strutted
Across the wire, tail bobbing up and down
His beak wide open, chirping
Loudly

That little brown bird
Continued
Singing his cheerful song
Even as fat drops of rain began falling
Suddenly

One little brown bird
Seemed
Like a herald of hope spreading a message-
Though storms come, believe our world will
Endure

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8 Responses to Little Brown Bird

  1. Such an encouraging message! “Herald of hope”‘ yes this is so needed. Beautiful!

  2. margaretsmn says:

    Nice message within the structure of repetition.

  3. Ah, and that ‘herald of hope’ is such a visual picture for me today. It was well said against the bleakness of yet another heartbreak this year. xo

  4. Ramona says:

    Thanks for this glimmer of hope amid the devastation of yet another tragedy. And one that touches our lives as teachers. I love the repetition of “little brown bird” and the one word endings to each stanza. I plan to share this with my students today.

  5. Ellen Spears says:

    Love the nuance of the change from A to the to that to one. Love the strength of the image.

  6. Jaana says:

    Endurance and hope–what a timely message! Thank you!

  7. Almost one week after that terrible tornado and these words are still needed. Thank you for this hopeful poem.

  8. Terje says:

    Love the hope in this poem. Love how you moved from a simple image to a big message.

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