Sunday, December 21, 2014

I Heard a Bird Sing

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to Spring 
Than we were in September,” 
I heard a bird sing 
In the dark of December.

                                                                        Oliver Herford


Larry said...

There is something special about a cardinal on a snowy day.One of the things to look forward to in the winter.thanks for the photo and the nice poem.

I like the simplicity of the I'm not a robot test (but I really am a robot-only my family knows).

Rev. Paul said...

I miss cardinals; it's always wonderful to see them against the snow.

That poem is a good one; don't think I'd seen it before. :)

threecollie said...

I am so ready for nearer to spring. Worked on the garden, putting mulch on the garlic, yesterday and it felt so good.

Cathy said...

Larry! My robot friend :) Thank you.
(For some reason that dang verification thing has shown up - unbidden. I've got to get rid of it)

Rev. Paul . . . So glad you enjoyed that poem as much as I. A friend pointed me to it a couple years ago and I'm forever grateful.

Marianne . . . :) Imagine being able to mulch this time of year. All good. Now if only winter tempers its gales and white stuff to our moods.

Jonna said...

What a beautiful reminder of the lengthening days and the beauty of the season.

Cathy said...

Jonna, I agree. The poet simply reports hearing a bird . . . and lifts our spirits along with his.