12 February – Singing in the rain

While others fall silent,
Mistle Thrush sings on,
filling the wet garden
with his Storm Crow song.
While others wait for sun,
Mistle Thrush persists,
reverberating his notes
through drizzle and mist.
While others hide away,
Mistle Thrush remains,
perching in plain sight
to perform his bold strains.
While others grow downcast,
it will be to my gain,
if, like Mistle Thrush,
I learn to sing through rain.