Stone #20 aros


For A River of Stones

New Beginnings

Small fledgling teeters
at edge of only world
it has ever known.
Feathers flutter
with wind of hope
mingled with fear,
knowing it takes 
but one bit
of movement…

Elizabeth Crawford  1/20/11


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8 Responses to Stone #20 aros

  1. Wow! Beautiful, the image of the little bird on the edge of the nest – also a great metaphor for us humans. Wonderful, Elizabeth!


  2. Yes, it is a beautiful stone! I love it. You got it just right.


  3. 1sojournal says:

    Thank you Annell, I do so appreciate your generous words. You make me smile,



  4. vivinfrance says:

    There are so many times in our lives where the terror of the fledgling is palpable in us. The poem is charming on the surface, and deeper than it seems.


    • 1sojournal says:

      Thank you Viv. I found myself sitting crossed legged in my bed, rocking back and forth, knowing I had a choice to make that would alter my reality. When I came here to write the stone, all I could see was that little fledgling and knew I had to write about her.



  5. Priceless. I’m in the CA desert right now where it’s spring-like and saw a young mockingbird yesterday just like that!


    • 1sojournal says:

      Oh, what a wonderful piece of synchronicity. I had the image in my head, understood why it was there, but then you come and tell me you saw it in the flesh. Thank you, Victoria,



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