A tiny creature, barely noticeable,
The size of an insect.
What a rare and precious find, incredible!
If we could but enlarge its beauty, it would reflect
The glory of nature in one swift swoop
As the tiny bird sweeps into our lives with ballet loops.
Ah, the peace, joy, and purity of nature…
It reminds us to look for the little things
That bring so much meaning, depth, and will to nurture
All life upon our planet, all thoughts and feelings in our souls.
We can learn much from this luminous, humming fowl
Who has no troubles, woes, resentment.
Skimming the skies in faithful bliss,
Seeking the nourishment that strengthens the minuscule wings.
Listen closely as you hear the song of endless
Joy, peace, freedom, and contentment.
So let us sing!
–Deborah A. Bowman