Friday, December 9, 2011

Autumn Migration

    Photo credit: Google image, Muskrat's Photos

Cold grey geese
wing away;
smudges dancing between the lines
of earth and heaven
fill my sky
and my ears

Migration is necessary for survival;
time is passing
earth is rotating
seasons are slipping away

And here I stand, rooted
in this sheltered glen
dead leaves at my feet
watching it all
pass by

This is for Mr. Know-it-all Friday 55.  Go there to find lots of 55 word gems.


  1. Wish I could migrate too
    To some nice sunny zoo
    Without any white stuff to see
    That would truly delight me

  2. Mary Bach...
    Loved your Migrating 55
    Although we have geese here year round because of open water. Unheard of in the Old Days!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  3. nice...i like the contrast of being rooted while the world passes and the importance of migration...great verse...

  4. I have a feeling you don't let much pass you by, however!
    I love "smudges dancing between the lines of earth and heaven"!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Pat - haha, sometimes I feel like that too Pat, but usually not till February!

    G-Man - Thanks as always for the comments and the forum!

    Brian - Thank you sir.

    Kay - Ah, you're great! Thanks for you kind words.