Wiser Birds

Garden Dweller: Blue Tit by Hannah Dale

When I was a teen, I maintained an inspiration notebook in which I wrote poems and quotes that I considered beautiful. I still have the notebook [and I still copy beautiful words into notebooks]. As I flipped through the notebook while chatting with my baby sister earlier today, my eyes fell on the short poem below. I was young then, drawn to the words, not always the writer of those words, so I have no idea who W. Johnson is, and I have no information about the poem. I tried the search gods, but they failed me. Still, here’s the poem–short, sweet, cogent.

From Wiser Birds
W. Johnson

Rare the songs from
wiser birds,
yet the sweeter still.


About the image: The adorable blue tit above came from Love Noter Angela H. She sent it late last summer and I’ve been looking forward to an opportunity to share it. The birdie was designed by Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs. The designs are inspired by the British Countryside. Purchases benefit the National Trust of the United Kingdom.

6 thoughts on “Wiser Birds

  1. shail says:

    I had much the same habit of noting down poems and quotes in a diary. That tiny poem has a world contained in it. The picture of the bird is beautiful too.

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  2. Graymand says:

    I use to have a journal too when I was in college ( I just graduated last year). I also love writing anything I find fancy and beautiful words that I stumble. It’s fun. Oh, thanks for connecting me to you by the way. You have great contents. 🙂

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