moment | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine


sitting on
the porch

i relax
as sparrows

peck at the
bird feeder.

wind. chirps.
sound is

a true vocabulary
of nature.

the sun glitters
my shadow.

gather speed.

the sky
is a miracle.


Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.