God took a prized jewel
the precious gouldian finch
polishing the paint
a sparrow was left
the crowd disappeared
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
March 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm
That is the lovely Sapphire in the photo (she’s a mother now – can’t wait to see what colour the babies turn into – the Dad is a redhead).
March 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm
Lovely photo, lovely words. I love looking at all birds, even sparrows.
March 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm
I love all birds too, even sparrows. But not all share our enthusiasm for the feathered ones. Thank you Carolyn.
March 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm
she’s gorgeous and I enjoyed your words too, very clever, sparrows are beautiful in their own way though
March 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Yes, she is gorgeous. Thank you Crafty Green poet. I agree about the sparrows.
March 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm
Awesome idea, beautifully executed. I often marvel at just how pretty sparrows are when you look closely.
March 25, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Sparrows are almost identical to finches (except for a slight difference in feathers and and extra bone in the tongue and obviously the colours) – I think they are pretty.
March 25, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Great piece Gabe. I have to say that i too am a sparrow fan… don’t see too many of them around Bris anymore. The Mynahs seem to have kicked them out.
March 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm
I seemed to have attracted a bunch of sparrow fans – who knew! I remember in my school days there were hundreds of sparrows trying to get to the breadcrumbs. I haven’t seen any for a while either (but plenty of swallows).
March 26, 2010 at 12:16 am
nice idea, lovely image
March 26, 2010 at 7:46 am
March 26, 2010 at 3:52 am
great piece Gabrielle
love the structure of it too
March 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm
She is a little beauty. Such a clever poem. However, I also am fond of the sparrow, humble as she may be. We used to get sparrows around here but the Noisy Miners chased them off!
March 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Ha,ha – should have known a bunch of poet/writerly types would all love the sparrow. Now I will have to write a little poem in dedication of the lovely sparrow. Thanks Selma.
March 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm
wow, Gabrielle! that’s great, so simple, so striking, love it
March 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm
That’s great! I started off thinking about how people hate crows and how much better off they’d be if they had just a streak of red of their plumage. We are a superficial mob.
March 27, 2010 at 12:59 am
That is a beauty. So nice too that you honor the happy little sparrows.
March 27, 2010 at 9:56 am
March 29, 2010 at 7:46 am
What a lovely poem, honoring such a sweet and beautiful bird.
March 29, 2010 at 10:36 am
They are sweet and beautiful that’s for sure. Thanks TL.
March 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm
Your picture and lovely words are wonderful, and so very true. Though I do have to admit that I’m rather partial to the little sparrow! 🙂
March 31, 2010 at 10:10 am
It would appear that all my readers love the sparrow – this just proves that you are all a truly lovely bunch of people (unlike that unruly mob of other people in the world that wouldn’t give the sparrow a second thought). Thanks for stopping by Tracey.
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