Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the unloved birds.

I really like the poem/thought below by Lamb.
I had a bird bath in the front yard and one day a
neighbour told me how much she enjoyed the little birds
but then one day she saw a great ugly crow using it.
We never have bonded.


"A great blackbird, a rook by name,
And took away a small bird's share.
So foolish Henry did not care
What became of the great rook,
That from the little sparrows took,
Now and then, as 'twere by stealth,
A part of their abundant wealth;
Nor ever more would feed his sparrows.
 Thus ignorance a kind heart narrows."

                                                         The Rook And The Sparrows
                                                                  Charles Lamb


Anonymous said...

What a sweet photo!

Guy said...

Hi Sandy

Thanks, I love a dishevelled sparrow right out of the bath.


Kathiesbirds said...

Great poem. I love the intelligent crows and ravens.

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

Crows and ravens are such characters in a landscape and I always enjoy Charles Lamb.