Monday, July 6, 2020

A Case for Chirping

If all birds were songbirds, how dull,
 how quiet life would be:
24/7 nightingales,
 maddening tranquility!
We’d find ourselves yearning for that
 noisy mismatched chorale
that echoes our own tune so well,
 makes our existence real.
A seagull’s cry, a peacock’s shriek, 
the cackling of a crow —
we’d want them back where they belong, 
we’d miss their voices so.
Thus if celestial melodies 
fill up your soul today
but all you can produce is chirp!
 — then smile, and chirp away!

Live for the Love of it,

Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)

Image credit: Pixabay


  1. this is one of my favorites!! love 'maddening tranquility'!!