Thursday, April 18, 2013

Common Mergansers






Common Mergansers


The river awakens.  Her belly hungry,

she swallows the ice floes

and gurgles with melt.


The wind whirls a dance

with stray leaves left behind

by runaway snow.


Wild ducks, the mergansers

fly low, arrow-straight,

splash in and float.


The sleek divers call out

in harsh notes, like the twangs

of guitar,  songs of fishing

in spring.

 

Words and photos are copyright ©Carol Steel.

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