My new volume of psalm-poems, Praise and Lament: Psalms for the God of Birds, is now available from Lulu Press (2019).
Now I See a Yellow-Billed Stork
Lord, I see an elephant with long tusks
alone on the savanna –
I see giraffes with long necks
striding together in the morning.
I see hippos in the Nile
and a kingfisher flying in midair –
I see a mother monkey
who carries her baby on her back.
I see a water buffalo,
and he sees me!
I see a wild warthog
trotting away through the trees.
Now I see a yellow-billed stork
standing in the river-shallows.
O Lord, how marvelous is every creature
You have made!