The autumn wind did howl through the night
And in the morning to my delight
A tiny blue egg lay there on the floor
Thrown straight from its nest above door.
Oh wondrous egg, palest of blues
I could sit all day and admire your hues.
But soon my delight turned to sorrow indeed
As I saw the chick had never been freed
From this little shell in the palm of my hand
He’d never flown to faraway lands.
He didn’t make it, he never did fly,
He never did soar through the summer sky.
Though it is sad, it is the way of things
We don’t all get a chance to use our wings
Before we are whisked so quickly away
To watch over our kin who are destined to stay.
My Flycatcher friend, I’m sorry you’re gone
But somehow, oh thank you, you left us your song.
A song to remind we who are here
To open our wings and let go of our fear
To fly through the sky as high as can be
To know we are loved, watched over by thee.
Love and courage,
Thank you Leah. I feel a loving heart in your poems. I love it. Thank you ❤️.
Ah, thank you Thien. Sending you lots and lots of love xx
My name is Rowenna, i live in london.
Just thought id drop you a message to say i really liked the poem and all the emails are lovely.
Hello Rowenna, It’s lovely to know you’re reading from London. I really appreciate knowing you liked the poem and enjoy the emails. Sending lots of love and hope you’re cosy and snug if it’s as cold in London as it is up here today.
The messages through your email always catches myself. And it doesn’t fail this time too. Thank you for sharing your thoughtfulness through your writing which is enlightening. I’m so glad that your words matched with me.
Thank you, Dear Leah!
Thank you so, so much Indira! I appreciate how much you love my work. Sending you love as always.
Beautiful poem and thoughts. You have touched me. I look forward to each of your writings. Thank you for sharing. You are the one of us who can. My thoughts usually remain only with me.
Ah, thank you Joann. I can’t tell you how encouraging it is to receive messages like this and how much it nourishes me to continue. Sending lots of love to you.