Oh, why does the sparrow
build a nest in the rain?

Won’t the downpour
wash the nest away?
Asked the child, to her grandmother.

Monsoon is a time
when there are
lots of worms,
and that means food
for the little ones!

That’s why sparrows build
a nest in the rain,
said the grandmother with a smile

The Sparrow's Nest [Illustration by Anup Singh]
The Sparrow’s Nest [Illustration by Anup Singh]

64 words | 0 minutes
Readability: Grade 4 (9-10 year old children)
Based on Flesch–Kincaid readability scores

Filed under: poems
Tags: #grandmother, #sparrows

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