Lesser Goldfinch — Oh Little Bird   2 comments

lesser-goldfinch-0676-blogLesser Goldfinch in a Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

Oh Little Bird

Oh little bird with head atilt,
In safety drinking as thou wilt
From out the wayside found;
Unmindful of the noisy crowd profane,
What fears thy wings surmount!

 Oh blithesome, eager little bird,
With reverent head turned heavenward,
I feel thy silent thanks!
The charm within the voice of men,
The potency of gift of pen,
Thy gratitude outranks.

So would I find some wayside pool,
Some sheltered spot with water cool
From which no more to shrink.
Oh little bird with head atilt,
Would I had wings to soar ‘bove guilt
And share thy tranquil drink!

  — Edwin Leibfreed

 

 

2 responses to “Lesser Goldfinch — Oh Little Bird

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  1. Everything is perfect about that picture. The goldfinch just glows.

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