“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
2018, is officially the Year of the Bird, and this week 22-28 October is also National Bird Week here and in other countries too, so I’ve written this poem to respect and protect birds! 🙂 ❤
Our Bird Friends
Song birds, pretty birds, birds in flight,
Messengers, ambassadors, bringers of light,
The joy within is what you ignite.
They torch the embers in our souls,
As they ascend on thermals and then roll,
Adjusting to what is, within the flow,
In the moment, embracing the highs and the lows,
Reeling and soaring feeling what blows,
Lifting and making our spirits soar and grow.
Birds of colour, birds of light,
Your palette brings us a glorious sight,
Scarlet, orange, yellow, aqua, gold, white,
Black, vermilion, cobalt and purple gleaming bright,
In Iris’s rainbow expression both day and night,
Arching across city and country with wings in flight.
Birds of chatter, birds of song and seer,
You delight and intrigue and bring us cheer,
and remind us of all we hold dear.
Your orchestral melodies, elates our hearts and our ears,
and, invites nature’s symphonies loud and clear,
Together as ONE, singing out across all spheres.
Whether birds are in a tree, that’s nice,
Or on the ground, sea, sky or crevice,
You remind us that you rule the ‘skies’ paradise,
and have a rightful place in our cities, forests, seas and on ice.
So let’s say, “Hip, Hip, Hooray,” thrice.
And, protect you and us before we pay the price.
Translators, communicators, travelers both near and far,
You bring us beauty, joy and sing upon the wind and stars,
Bird magicians and friends are what you are…
© 2018 Bridget Cameron