Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jane Mead: "The Geese"

slicing this frozen sky know
where they are going—
and want to get there.

Their call, both strange
and familiar, calls
to the strange and familiar

heart, and the landscape
becomes the landscape
of being, which becomes

the bright silos and snowy
fields over which the nuanced
and muscular geese

are calling—while time
and the heart take measure.

"The Geese" by Jane Mead. Published in Poetry (October 2010). © Jane Mead.

Art credit: "Geese Across the Silo," photograph taken on February 21, 2014, by © Jayaretea Snaps (originally color). Caption: "Snow geese at Gunnison Bend Reservoir."


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