Universal Sparrow

Universal Sparrow


I saw the whole world
in a brown sparrow.
This lonely bird held
all joy and sorrow,
love, hope and loss
as he perched on the cross
beams of a lamp post
in the road. Then a host
of his fellows flew
and he was gone–

a universe with wings
lost in a crowded afternoon.

This is one of the poems in my collection, A Sudden Certainty — Priest Poems. Why not click on the link in the right sidebar to pop over to my website and buy some copies?


 They make perfect Christmas presents. The poems are accessible and like this one, are not explicitly ‘religious’. Instead they convey a sacramental vision of the world in little glimpses.

About Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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