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The Beauty of Common Birds

White-throated Sparrow

It’s the common birds that bring me joy,
The Sparrow and Cardinal,
The Chickadee and Nuthatch,
Each coming and going,
The same birds every day.

With each morning visit, they bring rhythm and balance,
They are not mundane, each with their own personalities,
Surviving and even sometimes thriving in the cold winter months.

Like old friends returning again and again,
Especially in a time when there are the few welcome visitors,
They are a sight for lonely eyes.

-James D. Vespoli

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Being Present in Nature

The slow trickle of a stream,
The cool kiss of a vernal breeze,
A white butterfly jovially dancing in the sun.

The calm music of Nature rolling on,
Endless like the sea,
Each moment passing into the next.

Each vibrant paintbrush sunset,
Connecting us to something greater,
Past and future collide,
In the beautiful present of nature.

-James D. Vespoli