Tuesday, November 11, 2014

water birds

The giant's heart softened 
as he remembered the years when 
spring failed to arrive in his garden.  
One of those dark years 
a wounded water-bird 
had returned mid-summer to find
the giant's pond frozen solid. 
The giant had brought the bird into the castle
and cared for it as it recovered
from a wounded wing 
and some injured ribs. 
When summer finally returned
and the water-bird had recovered 
the giant returned  to his garden.
The giant knelt down by the pond and
gently lowered the water-bird back into 
it's natural element and watched it swim away.

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