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Honkers Flying South

by Mae Futter Stein
copyright 11-16-2009


Age Rating: 4 +

When I lived in Washington State
Every year at a certain date
The wild geese with their squawking mouth
Would honk their honkers flying south

Now here in Arizona State
Every year at a certain date
Wild geese fill the sunny warm shores
Emerging through our sunshine doors

At our beautiful man made lakes
Hundreds of geese will take their breaks
Some in the lake, most on the ground
Lined on the shores, standing around

Waiting in lines, expressed with grin
“When will this convention begin?”
Lined geese one on one, inch by inch
Viewing glance, a dark picket fence

Squawking, honking, tongue flapping words
The geese run off the other birds
Landing short in the desert sun
Meeting at lakes to cool their run


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Flying south




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        11-24-2009     Eric Siedzikowski        

I love geese too.The baby goslings are especially adorable to me in my heart and this poem reminded me so strongly of them and how much I miss them.The structure of this poem is impeccable,no room for what is considered an
inflexion from the write itself.What I realize about life itself is that nothing is perfect,such
imperfections are declared through the deviations
of meter and inflexions within the piece.Hence,
free verse.You are a magnificent writer and this poem declares that fact.Sincerely,Eric

        11-16-2009     Frank Fields        

Sounds like a very human bunch of geese to me. ^_^ I mean we do the same, do we not? Go honking off to warmer climes, and when we get there, just make a racket and push others aside.

Yup, sounds pretty human to me. Enjoyable and very readable. I liked it.

Frank :)



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