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(photo of sparrow taken while sitting on a park bench in Riga, Latvia this summer)

-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts

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6 Responses

  1. amy and christine–it’s my favorite line, too! the photo is so wonderful. i am envious of you sharing space with that precious little creature. :-) the poem and photo are also a very nice way to end a busy day! ahhhh…

  2. The little sparrow – we’ve fallen in love with them this year as two birdhouses were filled with at least 3 nests of new birdies in our backyard. Then the youngsters didn’t leave, they hung around and flocked across the yard from fence to fence, to birdbath, feeders and back. So much fun to see them. We’ve noticed the last couple of days that they’re inhabiting the houses again and wondering if they are going to settle in for the winter?

    Thanks for the beautiful poem from Mary Oliver and your sharp little sparrow!