White Pelicans and Contemplation


If only one or two had come,

It would have been enough, but


Instead a hundred, perhaps a thousand came, and

After circling, after drawing, outlining upon the cold skyís air

Great circles, curved and full,

Landed in quiet upon the public lakeís waiting face.


The flying, circling, landing

Of the white pelicans

Guided him toward a recognition

Of the deep beauty,

Of the super-abundance of Godís grace.


--November 29, 2013