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Poem: The Sparrow

Updated on December 21, 2012
A breath of Innocence and Model of Surrival
A breath of Innocence and Model of Surrival

A sparrow is born,

a tiny delicate life with a strong inner will.

it leaves the nest,

ventures out into the world,

is introduced to the challenges of nature,

the bounty of the universe, and the

unfortunate maladies of human suffering.

The sparrow flies high in the sky,

visiting nest to nest,

nurturing its young,

ensuring its legacy, fulfilling its role in balancing nature.

At its core, it is a free spirit, representative of the sustainability

of the natural order of the planet, dreams realized

and the ability to prevail against the

encroachment of predatory influences.

At the end of its life, it is laid to rest

and returns to its origin, its energy preserved,

allowing the cycle of life to begin again

and to weather new storms.

Copyright, Robin Grosswirth 2012


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  • RobinGrosswirth23 profile imageAUTHOR

    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    xtatic and breakfastpop :

    Yes, the tiny sparrow can be seen in the death of winter too and unites and fights against the forces of nature, human conditions (like a car that could kill it while in motion) and its own challenges in a vast universe. No matter its size, it perseveres. Its voice is heard and its model is noted.

    Thanks for the read, support and votes.

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    5 years ago

    I love his poem on so many levels. Voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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    Jim Higgins 

    5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

    Beautiful poem about the most ubiquitous of birds, the very social sparrow. It is great to hear them chirping in a flock.

  • RobinGrosswirth23 profile imageAUTHOR

    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    Gypsy Rose Lee Thanks and glad you enjoyed. The tiny sparrow goes out into the world and faces the elements of nature and predatory challenges. Yet, it has survival instincts and perseveres in spite of its stature and delicacies.

    rcrunple Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. Yes, we can use the animal world as wonderful examples of survival and perseverance.

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    5 years ago from Kentucky

    Humans would do well to take the lessons of the sparrow and apply them. Great poem! Merry Christmas, Robin!

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    A delightful poem about this wonderful sparrow. Hope it will bring new hope and cheer in the New Year. Hope your holidays are merry and bright.

  • RobinGrosswirth23 profile imageAUTHOR

    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    Deborah, thank you so very much. Coming from you, well, there are no words. Merry Christmas to you.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Robin how beautiful .. so good to see you.. I will share this lovely poem.

    Merry Christmas


  • RobinGrosswirth23 profile imageAUTHOR

    Robin Grosswirth 

    5 years ago from New York

    Thanks for always being there. I had a block until this came through. Haven't felt like writing which saddens me.

    Will be reading your simple new year piece later today so I can digest its essence and goodness. I like to savor your pieces over a cup of tea and ponder its importance.

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    Bill Holland 

    5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I do believe there are lessons to be learned from the sparrow.

    Beautiful as always; good to see you writing again. Have a very Merry Christmas my friend.


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