Snow Geese

J Flowers

J Flowers

The view
of the world
through these eyes
is no nobler than the one
through other eyes
It is merely
my view

Just as 
any two eyes
offer perspective
four eyes offer insights
hidden from those
who view life
in silence

Tell me
what you see
in skeins of geese
flying south for winter
I will understand 
your longing
for home

“If you don’t write your [poems], nobody else will do it for you.
No one else has lived your life . . .” ~
José Saramago


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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5 Responses to Snow Geese

  1. taking a gander at the sky

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  2. ebbtide says:

    that last stanza was a definite “wow!” for me :)


  3. Maureen says:

    makes me remember that awesome story ‘The Snow Goose’ by Paul Gallico. It has always had a special place in my heart. And there is something about geese flying overhead that fills us with longing…

    Liked by 1 person

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