poet Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler

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.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (3/9/2019 7:21:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem. This sense of kinship is inherent in all female species.

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