4 I have a bird in spring

Hold on to your hats, friends, this is a good one. And how fitting for this time of year? Mhm. Written about 1854, age 23. Savor this one, let it soak into you, let yourself imagine all that this bird represents. Levels.

 

I have a Bird in spring
Which for myself doth sing –
The spring decoys.
And as the summer nears –
And as the Rose appears,
Robin is gone.

Yet do I not repine
Knowing that Bird of mine
Though flown –

Learneth beyond the sea
Melody new for me
And will return.

Fast in a safer hand
Held in a truer Land
Are mine –
And though they now depart,
Tell I my doubting heart
They’re thine.

In a serener Bright,
In a more golden light
I see
Each little doubt and fear,
Each little discord here
Removed.

Then will I not repine,
Knowing that Bird of mine
Though flown
Shall in a distant tree
Bright melody for me
Return.

[Emily Dickinson]

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Bethany Ramus

Bethany | ביתענה – household of response, occupation, affliction, and Divine Presence.

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