The Word Bird

In the beginning nothing was heard
All was silent, not a word
‘til the word Bird sang
And the world began

She sang the rivers, she sang the streams
She sang the sky and she sang your dreams
Oh the word bird sang
And the world began..

She sang the sunlight, she sang the hours
She sang the rainbows, she sang the flowers
Oh the word bird sang
And the world began..

She sang the meadows, she sang the trees
She sang the hills, she sang the leaves
Oh the word bird sang
And the world began..

She sang horizons, she sang deep seas
She sang the shore, she sang the breeze
Oh the word bird sang
And the world began..

She sang the evening, she sang twilight
She sang the moonshine, she sang the night
Oh the word bird sang
And the world began..

She sang the wonder, she sang the stars
She sang all creatures in this world of ours
Oh the word bird sang
And the world began

She sang the love and the feeling that starts
Of happiness deep in the well of our hearts

Oh the word bird sang
And the world began
The world began
when the word bird sang.

© Sally Crabtree
With kind permission of the poet

Resource: Word Bird

A resource from NPD Ambassador Sally Crabtree

Sally Crabtree

Sally is a songwriting poet and children’s author and she delights in creating interactive, poetic installations such as the Poetree, a Sweetshop of Words and her CreativiTEA Carriage with GWR. As the Poetry Postie she also delivers poetic inspiration to the Nation and beyond – including to the United Nations – connecting communities both locally and globally through award winning creative literacy projects.

Sally has just launched a new project to help improve the mental wellbeing of young people. It’s called ‘Give your worries the boot!’ and will inspire participants to discover poetic and fun techniques to be able to choose happiness.

”The most important decision one can make is to be in a good mood’ (Voltaire)

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