"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I heard the sweet voice of a robin..............,


 High up in the maple tree,
      Joyously, singing his happy song
      To his feathered mate, in glee!...
If we could be like this tiny bird,
      Just living from day to day,
      Holding no bitterness in our hearts
      For those we meet on our way...
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, 
"Heaven on Earth" (1940s)
Wishing you a happy day with birds singing! 

13 comments:

lil red hen said...

That's such a sweet, sweet poem! I've had lots of robins scratching around in the leaves in our yard. They don't seem to want handouts from the feeders. :)

Connie said...

Sweet picture and words, Kathleen. Wishing you a happy day today too! :)

Granny Marigold said...

Thanks you for the happy wishes. I hope they come to you as well!! At this time of the year the bird song and the sun with it's increasing warmth are such a blessing.

happyone said...

So nice hearing all the birds singing in the morning and I've seen lots of robins around here. Don't know where they are now though with all the snow we've been getting.

Nancy J said...

Happy down here too, a safe trip, and safe travel home again. All is well in God's Garden down here.

Chip Butter said...

It seems a year for the robin, for they have been hopping all over the place here. I'm not sure I have heard their song, though. I love the poem!

letslearnembroidery said...

Really sweet.Wishing you all the happiness that this world can provide

Debra said...

Love the poem! What kind of bird is in your photo?

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I do love this time of year when the birds' singing is so sweet. I even hear them late at night sometimes.

Karen said...

Such a pretty little bird!

Jean Tuthill said...

I love the poem...The bird is so pretty. I feed them, do you? Happy St. Patrick's day!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I like this poem very much. I hope you will have a very happy spring. I'm looking forward to it after such a cold winter.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

There have been no robin sightings here, Kathleen. Today we saw an eagle soaring close to the library as we were leaving. The Nashua River is located very close by so perhaps it was looking for lunch?