Today's Beautiful Gem: `Overheard in an Orchard' by Elizabeth Cheney.

    "Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
          `I should really like to know
    Why these anxious human beings
           Rush about and worry so.'

    "Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
          `Friend, I think that it must be
    That they have no heavenly Father
          Such as cares for you and me.'"

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao