Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Wednesday Words - Geese Alighting on a Lake

I watched them
As they neared the lake

They wheeled
In a wide arc
With beating wings
And then

They put their wings to sleep
And glided downward in a drift
Of pure abandonment

Until they touched
The surface of the lake

Composed their wings
And settled
On the rippling water
As though it were a nest.

"Wild Geese Alighting on a Lake" by Anne Porter from Living Things.
© Zoland Books, 2006.

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