A bird taps on this window every day,
Fast as flying leaves flail in a gale.
But now he perches on the potted bay.
He feels the weather as the blind do braille.
This bird is faithful and I love him dear.
He’s fearless as he pecks upon the glass.
I hope he has a modicum of fear,
For who knows when a sparrow hawk will pass?
I see him like a human soul forlorn
Struggling to discern his own true way.
For soon he may be taken by a storm
But blithely he will eat, and after play.
The smallest bird has trust in the Unknown
By his example, our right way is shown