Sketches of Geese

This morning we were treated to what is becoming a daily fly past – more spectacular and inspiring than any by aircraft. At 8.20am, we grabbed cameras and tried to capture the magic.


Geese at Dawn

In the glow of dawn

geese sketch their route westward.

Thousands – skein after skein

head for inland grazing.


Silhouetted v shapes, ink blots

on the soft canvas of cloud.

We crane our necks, grab cameras,

try to capture the magic.


At twilight they’ll return

with their wild evensong

before settling on the merse

for another winter’s night.



Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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