Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Swan Song of the Sparrow

Next to the Crows
Sparrows were the most urban birds.
They with the easy brown color
suited well for the concrete scape.
They chirped a bit in the morning
and then people left for office.
Busy collecting food and shelter
they made their appearance
in the evening again.
Once in a while, an untrained sparrow
lost its way and we played with it
and left it outside by dusk.
There were cats in the neighborhood.
We weren't worried though.
The mother would pick up its children, we thought.
That's what happened at school.
Extinction was out of question.

2 comments:

Avi said...

Thoughtful Indeed !!
"The mother would pick up its children, we thought.
That's what happened at school.
Extinction was out of question."

Musings of a wanderer said...

@ Avi

Thank you. The other day I saw an article on the extinction of the Sparrow. But these lines are applicable for any species. If you take the mother in this lines to be nature, it will pick up its kids and nurtures them in her lap.