Gifts
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “Gifts,” Friend, June 2003, 41

    Gifts

    A robin’s nest in a budding tree,

    A chirping cricket, a droning bee—

    A flower pushing through rain-soaked ground,

    Ducks on a pond, ants in a mound—

    Gulls circling in a cloudy sky,

    Fish in a stream, waves breaking high—

    A squirrel’s home in a hollow log,

    A bright butterfly, a leaping frog—

    The sounds I hear and sights I see

    Are gifts that God has given me.