Birds are so alive with bird song and movement. I read this poem about the death of a bird and thought I would share it with you –
Prayer for the Burial of a Bird
This sparrow died today, O Lord,
Your feathered creature small.
We lay him in the friendly earth
And ask Your blessings on us all.
It made me remember clearly the day last year I found a dead sparrow near our garden gate. I picked up this dead sparrow. I was so amazed how light it was in my hand. Ths feathers and bone together weighed hardly anything at all. All the energy had gone from it (of course).
One reason I’m glad I started this bird diary is because it reminds me of what happened in the past. There was nothing to show why this little sparrow had died.
We should treasure birds and enjoy seeing them full of live. We shouldn’t take for granted their birdsong and their presence in or near our lives.
We should help them where we can.
Lets join together and feed the birds.