Sunday, September 25, 2005

The lion and the lamb

In our version of Isaiah 62:25, it's the neighbor's yellow cat and kitten, the squirrels, the blue jays, the wrens, the titmice, the cardinals, the mourning doves, the white-winged doves, and the chickadees, plus whatever foxes, raccoons, and opossums leave it all empty by morning. On a porch visible from three rooms, we have a small terra cotta plant saucer and a very large plastic one, kept filled with water as much as possible. The birds can perch on roses of sharon, loquats or an oleander while they wait their turn. Some drink and some bathe and some do both. The squirrels and cats like to lie at full length to cool their bellies on the stone pavement.


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