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,
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,
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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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:


  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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