Poetry Friday: A Small Miracle

A few weeks ago I found a small blue and brown bird egg on the golf course. Out in the open with no nest nearby, I decided it was lost. Abandoned. For some reason, it didn’t feel right to just leave this marvel there for someone to trample, so I pocketed it. I examine it every day, wondering. Could it have been a red winged blackbird, fearless and free? Would it have struggled for life, but somehow survived? What message does it hold? For me, it’s about potential.

A Small Miracle

A small miracle rests on my desk,
pale blue with splotches of brown.
Lost, then found
on the fairway of hole number five.
All things have a purpose –
if not life, then perhaps truth.
A small miracle rests on my desk,
a reminder of the potential within.

I was a little reluctant to post this since taking something from nature may not always be the best idea. This morning I noticed that the egg is starting to deteriorate, so this afternoon I will bury it in the backyard and return it to nature. Perhaps it will have another purpose in enriching the soil.

Today’s Poetry Friday Roundup can be found here.

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6 Responses to Poetry Friday: A Small Miracle

  1. kareneastlund4898 says:

    Rose… lovely poem, I especially like your second line, and the repeated lines. I will always vote for something from nature.

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  2. You saved it in a way, and now it will be respectfully buried. Lovely poem.

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  3. maryleehahn says:

    “All things have a purpose –
    if not life, then perhaps truth.”

    You found truth in this egg, then returned it to nature. I feel the same way about the black swallowtail butterflies I raise. I bring them inside to protect them from predators, they bless me with their gorgeous transformation, then I set them free again!

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  4. margaretsmn says:

    Rose, I love that you scooped up the egg and found a poem. All things do have a purpose, if we are careful enough to see. Thanks for this little miracle.

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  5. if not life, then perhaps truth. — yes! And your poem’s purpose is to be beautiful, to reveal your kind heart, and to make us all think. Thank yoU!

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  6. mbhmaine says:

    Thank you for noticing and wondering at the small miracles in life.

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