Ortiz, Simon J. “A gift to give and receive: a tribute for Indian children.” Pembroke Magazine no. 27 (1995): 43-44.
This poem describes an April morning when the author had returned
to Pembroke�the delicate, fragile light, and the discovery of a
sparrow's nest and eggs in a flower pot on the porch.
The sparrow's nest and eggs, like the morning light and like children,
are a simple but delicate gift, ours to give and receive.