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Image: Sudie Blanchard

Sparrow’s Hope

How does the morning
greet you?
Is it the sparrow’s hope
that calls you from slumber?

The sigh
of a contented bee
as it drapes the peony?

The indigo sky
raises its amber gaze
in welcome;
The tall oak responds
limbs outstretched
as light plays
within its hollows.

croaks the pond frog
who drifts on the lily,
while beneath him
tiny fish
weave a silver dance.

The earth glistens
tells the story

Do you know that you, too,
are holy?

Kathryn Yingst