Newmaker Notes

Herman de Jong

Prose

Birds

birds are endlessly busy
in their unlimited sky
theirs is a bit of the Kingdom
no limits
no subdivisions
no wind strong enough
to catch their wings
in a downward spiral
their beaks won't split
on the rocks of the earth

they trip
but not each other
unlike squirrels
who chase each other
up and down a tree
unlike people
who push and shove
they always leave
enough room
for each other

you just wonder
whether they too know
that not a wing or feather
will fall from their bodies
without the will
of their Father.

Herman de Jong


About: Newmaker Notes - writings, photos and collections - by Henry J. de Jong. Newmaker is the spirit that drives a lifetime of creativity, and is a reflection of the Creator who continues to make all things new.