I see a sparrow in the rain

Around itself, wings fold

but I sense its pain

It doesn't show it's cold


With it no gathering

No birds or feathers come,

just distant chattering

None care where it's from


It huddles on its own

Quiet not a sigh

Soaked to the bone

By itself it will fly

  • Author: sorenbarrett (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 20th, 2024 04:44
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • orchidee

    A fine write SB.

    • sorenbarrett

      Thanks for the read Orchi

    • Soman Ragavan

      My comments on the poem "Sparrow” by sorenbarrett
      Birds live a rough life, out in the wild, or even on people’s premises. The nests are not waterproof. The birds get drenched in rains. Newborn ones don’t even have feathers. Imagine what they go through in the rains… The nests are buffetted about during strong winds.
      From my poem “The hungry sparrow” written on 1 March, 1995 :
      “The birds and their nests be buffet'd about,
      While, hither, the little kids shriek and shout;
      Utterly drench'd, the poor birds shake,
      While their babies cry and stay awake…”

      “The baby birds plead touchingly for some food :
      But, there be yet no change in nature's mood;
      The howling winds mercilessly strike terror
      Into these birds that do shake with horror….”

      “Flapping bravely their wings, so wet and sleek,
      The poor birds venture out, some food to seek.

      These forlorn chirpings : how heart-rending !
      To whom be meant these calls so distressing ?
      Would ye, birds, manage finally to stay alive ?
      After some food would ye struggle and strive ?”
      Soman Ragavan. 20 February, 2024.

      • sorenbarrett

        Thank you for your read and for taking your time to share your poem. It is most interesting how there a common theme runs through these two. Very well done

      • sorenbarrett

        Thanks Orchi

      • Teddy.15

        This screams determination to me, a stunning piece of imagery and a glorious ending. I do believe we all have these wings and we can all take flight in metaphor at least. 🌹

        • sorenbarrett

          Thank you Teddy so glad you came by. Your comments always so welcome are again on point. Appreciate the most kind words.

        • Goldfinch60

          No matter how wet they get sparrows will live and fly in the sunshine soren.


          • sorenbarrett

            Thanks Andy and so should we all. Appreciate the review and comment.

          • Accidental Poet

            There's a little sparrow in all of us Soren. Great write. 😉👍

            • sorenbarrett

              Thank you so much Accidental. Yes there is a little sparrow in us all. I deeply appreciate the review and words

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