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The thorn bird

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:06 am
by quicksilver
I'm reading "The thorn bird " by Colleen McCullough( Australian author)
It is really an interesting book.
The book is very meaningful

Long Ago, there was a bird to sang just once in its life.

From the moment it left its nest, it searched for a thorn tree.

and it never rested until it found one.

Then it began to sing more sweetly

than any other creature on the face of the earth.

And singing, it impaled its breast on the longest, sharpest thorn.

But as it was dying, it rose above its own agony

to out-sing the lark and the nightingale.

The thornbird pays its life for that one song

and the whole world stills to listen

and God, in His heaven~smiles.

As its best was bought only at the cost of great pain.

Driven to the thorn, with no knowledge of the dying to come.

But when we press the thorn to our breast,

We know........

We understand.....

And still......we do it.


Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:16 pm
by tikay
How true. Thanks quicksilver.

Re: true

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:01 am
by quicksilver
tikay wrote:How true. Thanks quicksilver.
:D I'm very glad , thanks tikay.

The heart...

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:16 pm
by tikay
It is too bad that the heart does not come with a sort of spam blocker...keeping out those who would cheat it, cause it great pains or make it pay for the act of loving!
To love is a great risk and to not love is an even greater one.
(lest the heart/soul should forget how to do it)
just some thought on the subject of heart
love to all....(mine to you) is free, after all.