As I sit in the garden my hopes and worries
crystalise now into sharp little flurries
that alternate between hope and despair.

But something’s intruding upon my thoughts –
a sound I simply can’t ignore.

I’m sure I’ve never heard it before
at this volume.

It comes from a tree just here on my left –

a melodious warbling that’s totally bereft

of doubts or fears of what happens next!

He’s programmed by Nature to vocalise joy,

to call for a mate, to soar through the sky!

This essence of life which flows through us all

has lifted my spirits ….

Just a bird call.