Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Wonderful world


More than a tweet


The water flows

And Stevie sings,

Love’s in need…

He’s rarely wrong.


A robin comes

To hear the song,

Who’s on this turf?

Who’s winning?


I chirp a word

To the tiny bird,

It pays no mind

To me at all.


Let sweetness fly.

Dig out the good.

The fight is still

Worth singing.

RF 2020

I started writing this on holiday in Argyll in September. I was sitting by the Firth of Clyde, in a garden, playing a Stevie Wonder song on my phone (quietly, not disturbing anyone, no headphones to hand...) and the resident robin came to see what on earth was going on (the same robin that made it into a poem in the previous post too). I particularly love the song (Love’s in need of love today from Songs in the Key of Life). Here it is: