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.