The second weekend of the month of May|
humans keep World Migratory Bird Day.
Why for traveling species such a feast,
which seems to give them unjust weight on Earth?
It suggests unfairly, to say the least:
they are of great, and we of little worth.
Pay equal heed, then, to the black, the white,
the tones between that were perhaps unplanned!
Add these disregarded (and see their plight):
the avian ones loyal to the land.
In the second weekend of wild November,
in autumn, when the settled souls will stay,
there's a remarkable feast to remember,
this our own World Sedentary Birds' Day.
The rhyming couplet at the beginning of this sonnet introduces the
theme by mentioning the occasion on which it was written or the reason
for writing it.
(Compare the rhyming couplet at the end of an English or
'Shakespearean' sonnet, which gives a conclusion,
summarizes the theme or introduces a fresh new look.)
A 'fresh new look' occurs in the last two lines of this sonnet
This poem was first published by 'Terry Tweetre' in an image file on
68.46.7 (the 'second weekend of November'
in 2013 ChrE).
There it was, probably because of the time of the year, not noticed by
any migratory bird, and, it seems, hardly paid heed to by any
migratory or even sedentary non-bird.
For the presentation of this webpage only one
background image is used which
shows one (and no more than one) house sparrow on — in turn
— a background specially designed and used for the entire
The sparrow itself fits into the picture of 500 by 340 pixels shown
here to the left in half size or smaller.
(This sparrow is a reduced and mirrored part of the picture at
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike, by J. M.
The picture of the sparrow at
is therefore not privately copyrighted, unlike the larger image
which also contains the MVVM-site-specific background.)