The Nightingales – found on page 23 of Part One of Akiane Kramarik’s book of poems Memories of Tomorrow. “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem. I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”
This poem The Nightingales consists of two stanzas with eight lines each. The photograph I picked for this reflection is of the sun beaming through my window when I was living in a small village in Ireland. To me this lovely poem talks about the fear of the unborn in their mother’s womb which is their first nest so to speak. This poem is about Nightingales how when they are frightened they are afraid to sing in their nests. I take that from Akiane’s quote in the second stanza “Though frightened nightingales never sing in their nests today they will – today is forever.” This is very profound to me it means the lamentations of the unborn they lament they are not allowed to live and though they are frightened they do sing like frightened nightingales for their time is so short they lament this. To benefit fully from this reflection you will need your own copy of Akiane’s book titled My Dream is Bigger than I Memories of Tomorrow. Enjoy my Bird Songs playlist. I love to records birds chirping. This is one such recording turn up your volume to hear nature sing praises too via bird songs. Enjoy my play list too titled Birds Chirping on YouTube…..