"Sparrow [Live]" as written by and Paul Simon....
Who will love a little Sparrow?
Who's traveled far and cries for rest?
"Not I," said the Oak Tree,
"I won't share my branches with
No sparrow's nest,
And my blanket of leaves won't warm
Her cold breast."

Who will love a little Sparrow
And who will speak a kindly word?
"Not I," said the Swan,
"The entire idea is utterly absurd,
I'd be laughed at and scorned if the
Other Swans heard."

Who will take pity in his heart,
And who will feed a starving sparrow?
"Not I," said the Golden Wheat,
"I would if I could but I cannot I know,
I need all my grain to prosper and grow."

Who will love a little Sparrow?
Will no one write her eulogy?
"I will," said the Earth,
"For all I've created returns unto me,
From dust were ye made and dust ye shall be."

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"Sparrow" as written by Paul Simon

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    My InterpretationThe sparrow is a weary, lonely, unloved man. Everyone to whom he turns for love, solace, humanitarian aid, and even food turns up his nose at him. He may have no social group to which he can belong, but this man is nevertheless your brother, because just like he will die, you, too, will someday die. We are born alone and die alone. The only one to write a eulogy for him is Mother Earth, the only thing that unites us is that we are all mere mortals, we are all born alone and die alone, carbon destined to return to the earth. It speaks to the basic nature of life and human experience.
    elh2780on June 10, 2017   Link

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