I was told an old folk tale
when I was a little girl,
and I still want to believe;
somehow love always wins.
The hummingbird was once a being
and the reason it hovers over
flowers bright and red
is that his one and only love
The woman he loved so dearly
preferred to be turned into a flower
rather than marry someone she did not love.
and he preferred to become a hummingbird
than continue to live without her.
This is the story my grandmother
told me long ago.
A tale of love so great.
So if you ever see a hummingbird,
floating near a red flower;
pray he finds his true love;
So his anguish will be over.