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 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 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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Working together for the common good. We can all play a part. A time where we must protect the elderly and most vulnerable and wrap them in a warm embrace. Birds symbolising joy and protection. We must flock together as do our avian friends. Always love your poetry Pat with its links to the natural environment and the world's creatures. Keep safe dear poet. All the best to you and yours.

Chris

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

dearest Chris... I feel that age 90 is definitely
elderly. There was LADY who was taking di.. read more
you speak words of
wisdom within your
lovely verse...".oh
dear me. im tired"
speaks for us all here
yet we carry on and lend
a helping hand of kindness
let's hope the springtime
winds sing a happier tune
and harmonize with the joyful
song of our fine feather friends
the birds..they seem to know
no sorrow and fly above it all

lovely poem here


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

dearest Fran... I love the way you say that the birds sing a joyful song and fly above the worry of .. read more
Birds! -- a great analogy for living in community, yet also separated by space! I know people miss touch, but I'm seeing a ton of increased communication on social media, which is much more open & connected than the typical postings of daily blah-blah-blah which nobody responds to (how it was before being sequestered). I kinda like the new normal, but then I didn't get to go out before, either! Love how you use the "sound" ideas to subtly suggest calling out to friends, even if togetherness seems to be off-limits (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

dearest Margie... our life is so surreal since we have the CoronaVirus. Six feet apart from the Cas.. read more
barleygirl

8 Months Ago

Shopping online is kinda like I imagine gambling might feel . . . one minute I have what I want in m.. read more
Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

Hi Margie.. this Virus is like a 1920 Science Fiction Horror Movie, but I was not yet born.
.. read more
This is such a beautiful message, dear Pat!
In times like these, we have to remember to check up on our loved ones, like the birds that visit the homes they love, despite all odds of weather.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moonie

8 Months Ago

No, I meant the poetic idea of them having a cafe of their own is so interesting. I have little cous.. read more
Moonie

8 Months Ago

This sounded like a good idea for a tale. I saw the squirrel and the raven running their cafe so cle.. read more
Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

dear fairest... yes, telling stories to little children is
precious, especially ages two to .. read more
such a treat ..so well said Pat ... your "bird" metaphors and personifications are always inspiring .. thrilling in the trilling ;) i would most likely never thought of birds as creatures to symbolize protection ... nor sparrows as brave and unafraid .. but they are ... all them now so fearlessly and furiously building a future ... their industry and architectural skills par none ... all done with small things .. twigs, strings, grasses, pine needles .. all cast off ... made into a safe warm place for new life ... your poem really inspires me this morning, Pat ...thanks so much for sharing!
E.
ps. your closing of course is so relevant and true .. not a time for selfish rebellion on the one hand nor fearful locking away on the other ...

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

dear E... we go forth as soldiers in the Battle-front where medical nurses in Dialysis don their ma.. read more
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ohhh Pat! sending up my hopes and prayers for you and Roger right now .. Dialysis always a risk .. e.. read more
Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

Yes... Gene... Angels hover above the Rapids of the Rappahannock where Eagles rest on Branches and f.. read more
we need to flock together now even if we have to fly six feet apart.
it's the spirit that must come together.
pertinent write for the times...nicely allegorical.

j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

dear Jacob... thanks for flying by with encouragement. As ever, Pat
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 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

8 Months Ago

Lydi dear... your wings are always a flutter with cheerful notes of encouragement. May your Nest al.. read more
dear Folks... we help each other as ill winds blow...
offering food and Water from a mountain stream of
goodwill and support in the coming days. truly, Pat

Posted 8 Months Ago



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