Mark, while dreamily appreciating the cherry blossom,
stepped on a half-drowned baby sparrow.
He was, of course, totally devastated.
Cruelly I dubbed him "Sparrowcrusher".
I painted his portrait as a friend to the birds,
with bells on to warn of his approach.
He wasn't pleased!
There's an old saying:—
Life is like a banana,
one minute it's in your hand,
next minute it's up your ass