Just as the robin
And the finch
Herald the morn’
With joyous song,
Their melodies unchanged
Since that first dawn,
So does humankind
Write, dance and paint the day,
Repeating words, steps and strokes,
Compelled by that same force
That wells up,
Bursting in raucous shouts
From every singing bird.
Canada’s Algonquin Park has many treasures, none the least of which are the many varieties of birds that grace the trees and lakes. I took this photo while canoeing on Cache Lake. It is my photo of a Common Loon or Great Northern Loon as he pretended to sleep, while paddling softly below the surface.