NaPoWriMo – Day 0 – An ode to the Sparrow

Today, as part of the early bird prompt, we’ve been asked to write about our favorite bird. For me it is none other than the House Sparrow. With us being under a lock-down, he’s the only one who comes visiting.


A little brown birdie

With a pearl grey belly

visits me daily

when nobody

else dares to come

He flies into the kitchen balcony

For his breakfast, lunch and tea

Peeps and scans for a potential enemy

Then makes a secret entry
Past sturdy grills and nets

Perching precariously

He hops on his tiny feet, deftly

Then bends his dainty

neck, and pecks hungrily

At the grains laid out for him

He cocks his head occasionally

And looks at me peculiarly

Before he flies away – content and free

While, I watch enviously

From where I stand confined

How I wait eagerly

For this little brown birdie, with the pearl grey belly

Who visits me daily

when nobody

else dares to come

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9 responses to “NaPoWriMo – Day 0 – An ode to the Sparrow”

  1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Yesterday, Smitha, I didn’t feel like working from home. Lots of bad news seemed to come banging in from everywhere and everyone. Today, I am feeling okay again. I worked and did everything I needed to do. I suppose this lock down is like everything else in life, it invokes good and bad days.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh that’s not good. I’m glad you’re feeling better now. Yes, the lockdown can test your nerves. We’ve done a week. 2 more to go. At the end of 7 days, I felt the beginning of a little frustration. Then nipped it in the bud before it grew. Its stressing my younger one out slowly. I can see it. Let’s just hope all this ends quickly and normalcy is restored. Take care Robbie. Hugs.

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  2. Abirbhav Avatar

    Beautiful poem Madam for an equally cute creature.. 😊
    Good to know you are visited by sparrows.. 😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Abirbhav. 🙂. Oh yes, they’re the only ones who’re breaking the lockdown rules

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      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        Haha.. Good to know.. 🙂 Here, we have pests like pigeons who break the lockdown rules, not “guests” like sparrows.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Oh pigeons. I don’t like them so much. They tried getting into the net, 2 got stuck. One even died in the process. The other we managed to save. That’s when I got to see it from real close. Sparrows are so much more pleasanter and cleaner 🙂

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          1. Abirbhav Avatar

            True Madam. Don’t understand why people feed such filthy pests like pigeons. Sparrows are much cleaner.

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  3. Avid Observer Avatar

    I love sparrows😍😍
    Sweet poem😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you!🙂. Yes, it’s fun watching them.


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