Listen to the robin

by Kevin T McEneaney

When a robin in spring sets up a nest,

begins to sing at orange rays of dawn

about musical genealogy,

he may well attract another robin

to continue the song he is singing,

which goes back before humankind arrived

to be part of his small, appreciative

audience, so too, should human beings

imitate wise robins at concert halls,

churches, and other musical venues

with a spirit of generosity

in celebration of life and nature

as it appears to us every morning

when we open our eyelids to blue dawn…

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books