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June 15, 2021

 

There's a crow laughing in the tree outside

and a dove cooing on the house beside

the window they don't know I'm looking out

to discover what each their song's about

 

Perhaps they announce the coming rain

bless browning grass too long has lain

so dry beneath June's scorching sun

for birds, some say, know how to tell

 

Or perhaps they sing their joy of life

and grateful sing their endless praise,

as poets say stars and sun must also do,

to God Who gives their lives their breath

 

But I know the rocks would sing if I did not

and Im inclined to believe the birds do too

for though rain may come and rain may go

all creation knows that God is King forever

 


Birdsongs
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

Copyright 2021

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