Tonight is COLD and I need to be sleeping , as I will have to get up for an early doctor's appt. tomorrow. Just a routine visit - lab work, etc!
Have to be there at 8:00...and that's usually my Getting Up time! So I'd better make my going to bed time-soon!
I have spent the whole day doing nothing useful! The only real pleasure in the day was watching the birds dining outside my window- early this morning!
Watching the birds always brings thoughts of Mom. She loved all things of nature- especially birds.
...and too, I think of this poem by Emily Dickinson
(Seems I've known this poem forever. Mom must have read it to us when we were very young.)
A Bird Came Down the Walk
By Emily Dickinson
A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.
He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad,--
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;
He stirred his velvet head
Like one in danger;
cautious, I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home
Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, splashless, as they swim.