Givingbirds Light

These little birds flit
around the house
lighting here and there,
sitting on the counters,
standing on the chairs,
zooming through the kitchen.

They make “holy spirit water”
and play church, wedding, and workers,
after post office, house, and kitchen-shopping.

Screaming-mad and cackling-happy
these growing-up friends
make their way through the days
and I watch and hover and release and hold
and grasp and give and wait for their light
to open up my darkness.


  1. cynthia says:

    Ahh…your little ones are such sweet, bright birds!!! You are so blessed! The activity and energy in this piece is wonderful. I am inspired by the imaginations abounding. The cacophony of a richly lived life with little ones. What it takes and what it gives. The last line is so true and honest. Love it…I really enjoyed this piece and could see all of you so clearly….”holy spirit water” is a jewel..!!! Embrace the moments friend….

  2. cynthia says:

    Oh, and I adore the title…perfect, perfect!!!

    1. Amy @ Love and Be Loved says:

      Thank you friend !

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