White-crowned Sparrow of Fortitude

White-crowned Sparrow of Fortitude

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Flying together for the common good...

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When ill winds blow around Spring songs 

we fly to others with notes on winged prayers... 

clear whistles, sliding downward in a melancholy 

phrase as "I'm tired" or "oh dear me" adding 

a trill at the end of a difficult day.  

Birds symbolizing joy and protection 

a simplicity of community

very Brave and unafraid... 

we face a spirit of working together 

for the common good... 

© 2020 Patricia Wedel


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In times like these, we really do have to help our neighbors and check on our friends. Sometimes a kind word can make someone else's day. Your poetry always has the beauty of nature (and especially of birds) going through the lines. So lovely....so compassionate. Lydi**


Posted 7 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

Lydi dear... your wings are always a flutter with cheerful notes of encouragement. May your Nest al.. read more



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So serene and captivating Pat :) The bird comparison is a wonderful image and the sense of community within this poem is special :) So lovely...

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

Thank you Ruth... feathered friends are constant reassurance that His eye is in the Sparrow, and I k.. read more
I love this write, I love hearing the birds as they sing their song. Very lovely write here

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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

dearest Kimmie... Birds are a gift to be cherished with the Spirit of a repoiretoir of lovely 🎶 s.. read more
" ... we face a spirit of working together for the common good." Wise words for trying times. Hopefully most people find the will to help out those around them. ~Jim

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

dearest Jim... it is a time for realizing the most we can hope for is to survive and make our world .. read more
I share your love of birds so very much enjoyed this Patricia, if only we could once again fly free but sadly we are all caged in. But despite that, there are amazing acts of kindness and a desire to work together to get through this - as you say - for the common good. Blessings 🙏🏼

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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

dearest Carolyn... I am happy to read your endearing review. Yes, we are all on an Ark of Survival .. read more
I agree dear Pat.
"Birds symbolizing joy and protection
a simplicity of community
very Brave and unafraid...
we face a spirit of working together "
I love the above lines and we must work together, the four corners of our world. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

for the common good.

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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

dearest John... when ill winds blow... we must show a fortitude of encouraging each other as our bro.. read more
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Pat. Hard days are coming. We must be kind to each other.
How beautiful, how touching and spiritual in the kind loving way You masterfully write with... You send a messege to the world like a soft feather for those who understand this kindness, this gentleness in their hearts.

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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

dearest Light... we look to the heavens from which cometh help. Thank you for your gentle review. .. read more
One of my favorite poets, D.H. Lawrence, once wrote, "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." But the birds give thanks for the dawn every morning while mankind curses the alarm clock. Perhaps man could take a few lessons from his feathered neighbors eh? Lovely write, my friend.

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Patricia Wedel

6 Months Ago

dearest Fabian... you are a bright beacon in our world of uncertainty. Yes, gone are the days when .. read more
In times of need you display nature at its best Pat.

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

dearest Andrew... a chorus of Birds sing our
Lament and scan the horizon for answers to pray.. read more
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So apt this wee poem in these trying times Patricia. We must all stickntogether, have each others backs and ride out this storm.
Hope you are keeping well.
Good morning

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

Good morning Gee... I think of the poem... time for everything... a time to gather and a time to sow.. read more
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A very appropriate reference here, dear Patricia.....in times of crisis we should look to our avian friends and nature for lessons on how to work together and pull through. "Sparrow of Fortitude" is an apt description; small, vulnerable yet swift and clever. In these times we need to all become sparrows of fortitude. I adored the avian theme here. Much enjoyed! :))

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Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

Thank you Jamila.. may your days be blessed ... truly, Pat

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