mardi 2 juin 2009
Crow and Sparrow: A Winter's Tale
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) and House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), photograph
by Jane Burton/Warren Photographic, Warren Photographic, UK
Why a winter's tale on the first of June, i cannot say... :>>))
In the days of old, Crow said to Sparrow,
"I own the winter, you must move along;
for your body is but a frail arrow
whilst mine is stouter and darker and strong.
Plus the ground is hard for a bit sparrow
to eek out odd worms for his daily bread;
whilst there is meat on the straight and narrow,
there is naught for the both of us," Crow said.
"I will disappear," the sparrow entoned,
"but not because i am small in the end;
I leave because Père Winter has disowned
the crisp green seeds upon which i depend.
"You need not suffer so sadly, Frère Crow,
out of concern for a little sparrow."