Poetry in flight

These pictures were taken from the boat in March 2015. It was wonderful to watch the Canada geese in flight above the water.

It’s a little different today, as those we see in flight are usually over the house!

In the still of the evening,
I hear their call,
Distant, echoing,
Haunting on the air,
They are coming home.
The sound increases,
Wings swift and sure
Whisper in a darkening sky,
Two,
Ten,
Fifty
In waves pass overhead
Calling to each other,
This way,
This way.
They swoop in their descent,
Skilled navigators
Avoiding wires and chimneys.
Gracefully to land on water,
Fluff feathers,
Preen,
Become quiet,
They are home,
And safe.

Photo: August 2018

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Poetry in flight

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    BEAUTIFUL Di.

  2. colonialist says:

    Reminds me of our Egyptian Geese — haven’t seen them around as much this year, and they aren’t frequenting the kids’ school pool.
    Great timing with that pic.

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