Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mother Sky / Small Bird

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Expansive Mother Sky,
in all your greys and blues,
your hazy autumn hues,
you hold my heart
the way the rugged maple
holds the twiggy nest
in which sits a little brown bird,
serene, and softly singing.

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Small bird,
with your sweetness
you are
 the bodhisattva
of my morning.
Songstress,
you awaken me
to the plight of all beings.

***

You, 
who own only feathers,
are far happier 
than we.
Teach us your song.

***

posted for Susan's prompt at Midweek Motif: Teachers or Learning. 


27 comments:

  1. what a beautiful poem and cute photo!...Nature is indeed the best Teacher....

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  2. Amen. Teach us to live - unworried, knowing that nature will provide a way if we need, the wind a way for the wing - help us find such peace.

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  3. I would love to lean that song. Just be in the moment. Beautiful.

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  4. The more we have, the more we want, the more unhappy we are. We don't have to look far to see how life should be lived and we humans have made a mockery of it. Year by year we lose something. I can remember one of my Aunts singing as she did the clothes washing and wringing just like the bird happy to be alive.

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  5. Here you turn to the greatest teacher of all, capturing in analogy the lesson of both large and small. In the bird, we can see the entire world and learn the ways of citizenship therein! Splendid! Your poem thrills my heart with its song.

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  6. Within its simplicity, there is the song of hope, the life lesson we need; excellence within brevity. I like the lines /songstress/you awaken me/to the plight of all beings/.

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  7. Gorgeous work!! Indeed mother nature is the greatest teacher of them all :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  8. Some teachers don't speak - they sing. This is an intimate tribute to our flying friends Sherry. Now I iam imagining myself on a hammock listenkng to various songs of the birds

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  9. A beautiful message Sherry ~ I can only hope to learn from nature and creatures of the earth ~

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  10. Oh yes, we CAN learn so much from nature! She is one of the best teachers, in fact.

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  11. Gorgeous message Sherry! The birds of the field are indeed teachers of the best kind

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  12. Surely we can learn from the birds

    Much love...

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  13. I we look we can learn from nature. Look at a seagull's face as it soars over the waves...or dofs playing...sheer joy !

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  14. who own only feathers,
    are far happier

    Those who are deprived often have less problems and a lot happier in facing life. We can reflect on ours to see how they can really manage! Great thoughts Sherry!

    Hank

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  15. I have thought for a long time now that a simple life is a way to live with more contentment. We can learn a lot from nature.

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  16. I was really tempted to write about the animals, but then remembered all the other things that had to be done today. Yes, the little songstress has so much to teach us, if we listen,

    Elizabeth

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  17. Mother sky gave us the small birds to show us the way perhaps...owning feathers...i love that idea..all that we need..inside us.. how uplifting seeing the little things can be xo

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  18. Beautiful poem, Sherry!.....the divine works through them. We have so much to learn....!

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  19. The song will be taught to those (and only those) who are willing to learn--and you are one of them!

    To Teach the Humble

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  20. Deep message subtly laid...the last stanza says it all - even with nothing, they are happy, and we, the most evolved species, having all still crib...

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  21. Oh, and how they teach us their song! What a beautiful poem!

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  22. This poem seems to reflect your own philosophy so well, Sherry. You are a student of nature indeed.

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  23. This is perfection, Sherry...

    "You,
    who own only feathers,
    are far happier
    than we.
    Teach us your song."

    I'm so inspired by your way with Nature...a true student. Thank you, Sherry!

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  24. nature has so much to teach us - listen up students
    hope you are enjoying the beauty of fall's song

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  25. Amazing how we can learn so much instinctively and without effort. It is being wise and good that requires the most effort and as humans, we often need to overcome many of our baser instincts in order to transcend our animal selves...

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