by Patsy Hunt
In Wordsworth's poem, which I quoted at the start of this series, he is telling us that we are too much concerned with material things and worldly cares that stop us seeing the beauty of nature. Although this poem was written in 1802 (published in 1807) as a comment on the effects of the industrial revolution, it rings true today in this age of technology.
The final group of birds that provide cheer, comfort and inspiration to me are those that fly overhead. Sadly, I have noticed that many people do not look up at the sky, except perhaps to check the weather!