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Ode to a Sparrow

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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Amidst the canopy of deep foliage

Covering the ancient chestnut tree

Tiny claws caressing broken boughs

Dressed in varying shades of simple brown

Your fragile form surveying nature’s bounty


With delicate feathers not touched by gold

Or bedecked in bright and vibrant hues

Your beauty comes to life on gentle wings

Kissed by diamond glints of morning dew

Held within the embrace of the sun’s halo


Unobtrusively borrowing from the land

Building your nest without disturbing nature

Under the canopy of soft luminous stars

Free from the constraints of our mortal existence

At one with the mountains, rivers and seas


Angels breathe the notes you sing

They caress the air on the wisp of a cloud

Sadness does not exist in your melody

As you create a doorway to other worlds

With your soft soliloquies of song and chatter


I listen in rapt attention as I gaze

In open admiration of your stoic heart

Thankful that your presence graces my garden

Where you fill my soul with wordless tunes

A serenade of humility leaving me in awe

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 16, 2020:

Good to see you Demas and Psalm 84 is a favourite of mine. It was the humility of this little bird that inspired me to write this poem. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on June 15, 2020:

You will enjoy referring to Psalms 84 and 102, as well as Matthew 10.29, 31 and Luke 12.6-7. As with sparrows, humility has its cherished rewards. The poem fits well with Psalm 84.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 15, 2020:

Thank you for your kind comments Anupam. I always have sparrows in my garden and they fill my heart with joy.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 15, 2020:

Beautiful poem! As cute as the sparrow! This little birds are so lovely and active that just a glimpse of them makes us happy.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 18, 2020:

Lovely to see you Demas and I'm touched by your kind comments. Thank you.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on February 18, 2020:

I add myself to your understandably large following, understandable by virtue of poems like this one.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 01, 2020:

Thank you Lora. I felt that the sparrow has been overlooked in favor of more exotic birds. They are such industrious little birds and fill my garden with joy. Lovely to see you and thank you for your generous comments. PS. I heard on the news that Trump will be acquitted (what is wrong with people).

Lora Hollings on February 01, 2020:

You enrapture me with your beautiful verse, Lorna, just like the sparrow's songs. You did an extraordinary job of capturing this sparrow's purity in going about his simple and humble life. Humans complicate life with many pursuits that get in the way of just enjoying life and appreciating the simple things! We should all be more like the sparrow so beautifully described in your poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 01, 2020:

Thank you Manatita. Nature is always simplicity at its very best. Appreciate the comments.

manatita44 from london on February 01, 2020:

Leaving me in awe too, Lorna. Such power in simplicity! It is like the inner beauty of which I speak. Carry on … carry on!

Lorna Lamon (author) on February 01, 2020:

Lovely to see you Jason and like you I enjoy the sound of birdsong. Glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for visiting.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on January 31, 2020:

Loved it, super cute. I love birds. I enjoy sitting outside mornings with a nice hot cup of coffee listing to the bird's sing. It's relaxing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 31, 2020:

Thank you Brenda. These little birds fill the garden with song and they always make me smile. Glad you enjoyed the poem - your comments are always appreciated.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 30, 2020:

Lorna,

This is lovely.

I can hear the little one sitting in his nest singing.

I guess his song is always happy...I had not thought about it before.

Such lovely writing.

Thank you for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 30, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed it Mark and many thanks for your kind comments.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on January 30, 2020:

Awesome poem. A serenade of humility. Thanks, Lorna

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 29, 2020:

Many thanks Denise. They are one of my favourite birds and so charming. I appreciate your kind comments.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on January 29, 2020:

Such a sweet tribute to such a simple little bird. I love it. You really captured their beauty and humble song.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 29, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Tory and thank you for visiting. Your comments are always appreciated.

Tery Peta from Bulgaria on January 29, 2020:

A very beautiful poem. What a picture of the sparrow. I really enjoyed reading your ode.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 27, 2020:

Thank you for visiting Bushra and for your kind comments.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on January 27, 2020:

Excellent nature poem - I enjoyed it.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 27, 2020:

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments Nithya.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 27, 2020:

A beautiful ode to a sparrow, I enjoyed reading. Your words paint a lovely image of a sparrow,

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 27, 2020:

Hi Devika, I love these little birds with their cheeky personalities. Thank you for visiting and I always appreciate your comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 27, 2020:

Thank you Liz - this is what I was hoping to convey. As always your comments are spot on.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 27, 2020:

Hi Lorna I like Sparrows and your idea of this poem is amazing. Sparrows are beautiful free and enjoy our gardens. I see Sparrows daily.

Liz Westwood from UK on January 27, 2020:

This is a well-worded poem, which skilfully encapsulates the role of a sparrow in the garden. It is like visualising a verbal picture.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 27, 2020:

Hi Linda, I love this industrious little bird who is sometimes overlooked. Glad you enjoyed the poem and many thanks for visiting and your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 27, 2020:

Thank you Lorna, I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem. Your comments are always appreciated.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 26, 2020:

This is a beautiful poem, Lorna. I love your description of the sparrow and its song.

Lorna from USA on January 26, 2020:

Another beautiful poem from you Lorna. Thanks for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 26, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed the poem Charlie and it's always a pleasure to see you.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 26, 2020:

Good to see you Larry and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem. Many thanks for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 26, 2020:

Thank you Ann - I frequently glimpse these little birds and just love to hear their chatter. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 26, 2020:

So glad you enjoyed the poem Pamela and many thanks for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 26, 2020:

Hi Tiyasha, I do feel these sweet little birds are underrated, however, I hope I drew attention to their simple beauty. Thank you for visiting - your comments are always so generous.

Lorna Lamon (author) on January 26, 2020:

Thank you for being the first to comment John and for your kind and generous comments.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on January 26, 2020:

Really enjoyed this one Lorna. Painted a beautiful picture.

Larry Slawson from North Carolina on January 26, 2020:

Very nice, Lorna! Really enjoyed my friend :)

Ann Carr from SW England on January 26, 2020:

I love the jaunty sparrows, always busy but, as you say, the practical, basic garden bird. They say ours are declining but we see many in our garden, probably because of the adjacent hedges and trees which offer loads of protection for their nests.

Lovely verses, creating wonderful, true-to-life images.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 26, 2020:

This beautiful poem paints an eloquent picture of the sparrow and nature. I think you did a spendid job with this poem.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on January 26, 2020:

Quite an underrated bird, the sparrow is a beautiful creature. You have perfectly described this life and I enjoyed reading this ode a great deal.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 26, 2020:

What a wonderful ode to a sparrow, Lorna. I have never before seen a sparrow described or written about so eloquently. Beautiful work.