Moments: Even the bowerbird (inspired by Psalm 84:3)

Dr. Julie Thorpe

13 July 2020

Julie participated in an online Psalms Project facilitated by Rabbi Or Rose @ IFYC – Interfaith Youth Core. 

Cherish her words below, inspired by Psalm 84:3. “Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young--a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God”.


Even the bowerbird
builds a home out of scraps,
canvassing walls with purple
blossom and blue beads,
and carries red clay
that remembers blood lines.

Even white-bellied sea eagles
on sheer edges of space
find freedom to soar
close-spanned to their own. 

If, even they,
then find my walls and clay
a freeing air for my blood.

©Julie Thorpe
Image ©Julie Thorpe