The Persistence of the Snow Geese


This was Saturday.

On Thursday he had undergone the snow geese experience, and

The rich seeing of the snow geese flock

Left him glowing in his elaborate room of memories.


Here he was, parsing each element of his recollection,

Re-membering the great flock’s movement--

Piecing into a fabric their expansive extent,

Sounds, movements, coloration, composition.


Here he was, dwelling among the great snow geese flock,

Treasuring this prize, allotting it a special place

In his elaborate room o f memories.


--January 19, 2013