Shouldn't We?

A warbler fluttered close to me recently

I heard it more than saw it

For it stayed in the undergrowth.

I stayed quiet not wanting to

Give it reason to fly.

I dare not let my elation

At its being there be uttered

For fear it would not return.

After all, a moment in the sound of its song

Is worth a lifetime without it

And we should keep such moments

As long as we can,

Shouldn't we?

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onelilartist's picture

I looked for this last night and didn't see it. I love the way you paint a word picture that reminds me of Robert Frost's work. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Rives's picture

We certainly should. This is so sweet and serene....even I can here your warbler.