Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Whiskey Creek . . .

geese paired and tripleted off around this rivers pastures
  grazing afternoons newest grass after the snow melts off
often quiet these days as they look hard for secure nesting
  a pair of feral flighted white geese join our local Canadas
yesterday's travels yielded the spring's first
  beldings ground squirrel whistles from below-ground shelter
worrying about the state of hawks and foxes
  waiting above-ground for logy dozy hibernatees to show
red-winged blackbirds (all males of course)
  are gathered in early morning and afternoon clusters
telling each-other how wonderful the lengthening sun is
  and flashing faded scarlet epaulettes at the world for punctuation
                                         r.anderson   9Feb2011