It is still dark outside
But the robins are chirping
And telling us about the imminent arrival of the dawn
Why do birds sing in the dark?
What are they so enthusiastic about?
Do they know a new day is coming?
Is that their message to us?
Our world is approaching another dawn
But it may not seem like that now
It’s cold and there is no evidence
Of the garden that is blooming
But if we listen we can hear the sparrows singing
And the blackbirds assuring us of the coming of the dawn
April 1st, 2022