Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Safe there in its tangled heart

I watch the swelling buds on the lilac bush outside my window. Dappled with sunlight, the tiny birds play amongst its intricate branches. Safe there in its tangled heart, they are shielded from the swift dart of the hungry sparrowhawk as he looks for lunch.

"Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity." - Laozi


Suz said...

..always a hawk somewhere

Susannah said...

. . . yes, and they have to eat too.

Suz said...

Did you have to end your sentence in a period? ....they have to eat too. You sound like my husband...

I just found a circle of feathers in the yard....HAWK!!!!!!!! word verification is kindre...close enough

Susannah said...

Funny, when I first replied I said
- they have to eat too . . . just not in my garden please.

Then I shortened it, and took off the . . .

Hmmm, a subconscious resignation to the fact maybe?

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