Sunday, October 26, 2014

Noisy Birds

Can you identify these birds? They are sandhill cranes. During the summer months they fly overhead every morning on their way to the marsh and fly back in the afternoon. They’re noisy!

Flying Fish Wives

From inside the house
I hear the cranes
Flying overhead.
Complaining fish wives
As if they own the sky.

The First Snow Birds

For ten million winters
Sandhill cranes
With six foot wingspans
Have flapped a thousand miles
To forage roots, frogs and worms in a shallow marsh
And dance in the southern sun.

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