Image and Description for Poem #143

For every Bird a Nest –
Wherefore in timid quest
Some little Wren goes seeking round –

Wherefore when boughs are free –
Households in every tree –
Pilgrim be found?

Perhaps a home too high –
Ah Aristocracy!
The little Wren desires –

Perhaps of twig so fine –
Of twine e’en superfine,
Her pride aspires –

The Lark is not ashamed
To build upon the ground
Her modest house –

Yet who of all the throng
Dancing around the sun
Does so rejoice?


Just like the Wren in the poem, at some point we all have aspired to “Aristocracy” for bigger and better things, the tallest building, the bigger home, and the fancy car. These beautiful materialistic things are so alluring, but they not only come with a price they come with a sacrifice. You sacrifice your freedom of time, you now have to work to pay or take care of all these things. We can all learn from the Lark who humbly builds its nest on the ground, but is “happy as a lark”, because there is time for “Dancing around the sun”. The Lark “Does so rejoice”.


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