Ellis Parker Butler

(5 December 1869 - 13 September 1937 / Muscatine / Iowa / United States)

Bird Nesting


O wonderful! In sport we climbed the tree,
Eager and laughing, as in all our play,
To see the eggs where, in the nest, they lay,
But silent fell before the mystery.

For, one brief moment there, we understood
By sudden sympathy too fine for words
That we were sisters to the brooding birds
And part, with them, in God’s great motherhood.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Bird Nesting by Ellis Parker Butler )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  5. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  8. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  9. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Feeling Loneliness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. I Don't Know Who You Are, Vera Sidhwa
  3. Poet's Space, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. A Flower Puff was Given To Me, Vera Sidhwa
  5. Thank You Darling, Michael P. McParland
  6. All Through The Night, Lora Colon
  7. How people Behave, Angell Afinowi
  8. Of Course it Was a Perfect Day, Ernest Lowe
  9. everything i ever wrote sort of had your.., Mandolyn ...
  10. i beg you to stay, JulietDanielle Everson
[Hata Bildir]