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Broken-Winged Companion

HanJan on April 08, 2012 16:37

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    In my Spring digging, the fight with the weeds that have grown since last summer and in my tentative approach to beginning life with a better relationship to my "inner" self this year, I have had a blackbird companion with a broken wing. He has been there daily, watching me, waiting for worms. Because of his jutting feathers, he is discernable from all other birds of the same species who visit the garden. He has become very special to me and I felt he deserved a song. The poem quoted in the song is David Wagoner's Lost, which has spoken to me such a lot recently.(http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Lost.html) I am not lost: I am in a place I can find again, called "Here".

    Blackbird in my garden
    Known to me by his wing
    One drops down on the right side
    This never stops him when he sings.

    See you out there
    Watch my spade from the air
    Oh, little bird of this Spring
    Come cheer my heart full when you sing

    Little wounded bird oh your wing
    It stands out, though you boldly sing
    You're a damaged soul like me
    Yet you sing: oh, so wildly!
    And you know this place called home.

    (Poem)

    Blackbird oh your wing
    The damage there, though you sing
    You kept me sane with your own way
    My companion through this day.

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