Monday, June 16, 2014

The Little Sparrow in my Entry Way






A little bird with plumage brown,
Beside my window flutters down,
A moment chirps its little strain,
Then taps upon my window pane,
And chirps again, and hops along,
To call my notice to its song;
But I work on, nor heed its lay,
Till, in neglect, it flies away.




So birds of peace and hope and love
Come fluttering earthward from above,
To settle on life's window-sills,
And ease our load of earthly ills;
But we, in traffic's rush and din
Too deep engaged to let them in,
With deadened heart and sense plod on,
Nor know our loss till they are gone.

~Paul Laurence Dunbar


One of my favorite little pieces of red transferware is this sparrow shaped bird ashtray from Clarice Cliff / Royal Staffordshire which hovers just above the entry table in our foyer.  I have displayed it on my hutch in previous houses.  It has lived better days as it's been dropped and broken and glued back together, but I still like it just the same.




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10 comments:

  1. I like your little sparrow, too!

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  2. I love the little bird shaped ashtray. So pretty! And what a lovely poem.

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  3. Oh I love the sparrow! I would keep him, too, even being glued together! Your foyer is lovely :)

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  4. Hi Nancy,

    I prefer that blue and white bowl you used with the cloche. What creativity! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  5. A well-loved piece like the wee sparrow is worthy of gluing and re-gluing. It's a sort of patina, I suppose.

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  6. What a beautiful piece you have such great pieces and that blue bowl caught my eye.

    Cynthia

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  7. How lovely! what a wonderful quirky post. Thank you
    Hugs
    Jacqui

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  8. Oh yes I keep my broken and glued back together treasures, Your sparrow is so cute and it looks good climbing or flying up the wall

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  9. These little treasures are worth rescuing and saving for years to come. Sweet piece, Nancy!

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