Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Birdsong


The land is wide weary,
It's been cold for?
                               oh-so-long

Time to fly that new song,

Oh-lee-oh-wee!
Oh-lee-oh-wee!

The hope of millions carries—

That these feathers of time will hold us aloft
That fractured continents still might touch


11 comments:

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Yes, today is a day of hope and pride - a coming together to make ourselves stronger. A new song is JUST what we need right now.

Beautiful sentiments, Sarah.
Gorgeous photograph. :)

moonrat said...

hi there, after a long time. i'm just checking in to see if you have any news.

Aine said...

As with Harry Potter-- I am hopeful that house unity will prevail. :)

(Not sayin' it did, mind you... just that I hope it will.)

History shows us that many things happen in cycles, so most of the issues don't deeply worry me. But the "fractured continents"-- that worries me. Glad the birds are singing this morning!

Aine said...
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Aine said...

Oops! Blogger is practicing doublespeak this morning. :D

Sarah said...

Beautiful Sarah. Simply beautiful.

quill

jason evans said...

Beautiful sentiment. :)

And the last line...that's my wish too. Thanks for being one of the bridge builders.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hope is catching.

Sarah Hina said...

K, I'm glad you agree. :) I wanted to capture a bit of this upswing. Birdsong seemed like the right medium. Thank you!

Moonrat, I've still been checking out your blog on a feedreader, but have been getting around a little less lately. Thanks for checking in with me! No news writing-wise, but my novel is still out there, limping to its sorry fate. ;)

Happy blog anniversary!!

Aine, I think that seeing the world's reaction to Tuesday's election was the most heartening experience for me. Like we'd recaptured--if for a moment--some kind of precious respect and harmony that had been ground down over the last 8 years. Let's hope it holds!

Quill, good to see you again, my friend. And thank you.

Jason, that's the line my hopes are clinging to, too. We will build those bridges together. :)

Charles, at long last, yes!

Vesper said...

Beautiful, Sarah. So hopeful...

Time to fly that new song

I hope this new bird finds the good winds...

Sarah Hina said...

Vesper, me too. I have never felt more confident that it will be so.

I don't expect perfection, but I do have faith in reason, when combined with compassion. :)