My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Wisdom from the Birds


” You cannot stop the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can stop them from nesting in your hair.”

A Chinese proverb that I really like. As always, birds can teach us so much, even indirectly.

This is an archive post from my Happy Break blog.

I thought it was a perfect fit for Sunday’s upcoming prompt at OSI: Nest

Sometimes it’s nice to re-visit a favorite post, isn’t it? 😉


PS: Thanks again to Sandy Lawrence  for the perfect nest photo!


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

18 thoughts on “Wisdom from the Birds

  1. thru that…they dont have to make a home in you…smiles…happy thanksgiving geraldine…

  2. I love this proverb! Well said…

    The photo is beautiful. And I love birds. I associate them with happy things.


  3. Fantastic saying but evenmore beautiful photo 🙂

  4. ___So much can be learned by reading the pages of nature’s books. The birds, the squirrels, the fish and insects, the flowers, the trees, and all things; all things teach. Lovely photo Sandy, and your chosen proverb Geraldine… so well fits the nest.

  5. There is a lot of wisdom in these words. So true.

  6. Thanks Geraldine…..indeed if we all can live with that philosophy…wonderful..


  7. Hi Brian, I totally agree. It’s all about attitude isn’t it? I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

    Hi Vesper, I love bird photos and nest photos too. I’ve always wanted to see a robin’s nest with those lovely blue eggs in it, maybe I will someday. 😉

    Hi Lorraine, Thanks friend.

    Hi Magyar, Nice of you to visit over here and thanks for the kind words. I totally agree about the animals too.

    Hi Joe, Yes indeed.

    Hi Ramesh, Thanks for the kind words and great prompt this week at OSI, inspiring!

    Happy Week, G

  8. Great photo & quote. Yes, sometimes reviving something’s a good idea. My post this week is a (revised) reposting of a poem I wrote for NaPoWriMo in 2010.

  9. Oh yes, one must not let that happen. Nice post.

  10. Great advice worth repeating.

  11. Hi Ron, When you have 4 blogs like I do, you tend to have quite a few fav posts from the past LOL. I look forward to seeing your “goldie”. 😉

    Hi Harshad, thanks Harshad, glad you enjoyed it.

    Hi Tony, Something I need to remind myself of a lot!

    Hi Sandra, Thanks for stopping by.

    Happy Week to Everyone, G 🙂

  12. True, In a school called Life…

  13. Beautiful thoughts and image. I enjoyed this proverb as well. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Wonderful saying and very poetic. Well done.

  15. yes, love the photo… we forget to look up sometimes amazing what we would see… i think i will start combing my hair more… maybe that would help…

  16. Hi PremI, I totally agree.

    Hi Write Girl, And thanks for stopping by! Nice to see you again.

    Hi Melanie, Thanks so much.

    Hi Ms. Pie, You brought a smile to my day. 🙂

    Happy Weekend and hope to see lots of you again this week at OSI, G 🙂

  17. excellent, love the photo too!

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