The snow was so deep, but I was quite warm.
I saw the small squirrels and the birds all so bright
Blue Jays and Cardinals a most beautiful sight.
I saw an old woman, who was feeding them all,
She coaxed them all to her with a sweet whistled call.
Squirrels darted up, tails twitching, so brave,
To gather the peanuts which squirrels always crave.
Chickadee and Tanager, Sparrow and Wren, all came
Fluttering around her, she called them by name.
Beside her, I noticed a walker, and wondered anew,
What an effort and hard work that lady’d gone through,
To get to the park the day after the storm
To get to her friends; it’s no wonder they swarm
Around at her feet; they know she’s their friend.
I pray and I hope that this love feast won’t end.