Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Untended nest

Taking our guests
on a stroll through the yard,
we found this nest of eggs
bathed in sunlight near the end of the boardwalk,
no mama goose in sight:
You can imagine our concern
at her departure.

Imagine, then, my delight --
looking out my bedroom window
later that evening --
on seeing that question mark of a gooseneck
poking out above the weeds,
where I knew the nest should be;
Know my joy on hearing her mate's honk,
and her answering response.

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