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Geese in Flight & Other Poems

December 17, 2018

              

                 Geese in Flight

 

An artless, brash, half-mournful cry

Rends the languid autumn sky,

 

A fractious chorus blaring

Earthen horns, fanfaring

 

Summer’s end, foretelling winter’s scourge,

With half-laughing, half-lamenting dirge.

 

The line of black-faced wraiths soars by,

Vanishes. Its echoes die.

 

But yet the calls reverberate within,

Stirring pangs of yearning and chagrin.

 

 

                           A Vision

 

In the sparkling, crystalline morning rays
That pierce the translucent, lingering haze,
Through the thick forest of bulrush blades
                    A bird appears:

 

A stainless white heron fans out his wings,
Cranes his lithe neck and majestically springs,
Splashing the marsh-waters’ still mirrorings
                    As he uprears.

 

Whence came this specter that ventures to rise
Gracefully, faultlessly, beauteously, flies
Up from swamps to the breadth of the skies
                     Above the meres?

 

Take me, O spirit, with you! Let me soar
On your swift wings through the heavenly door!
Let me ascend, free, unbound, tied no more
                     To wants and fears.

 

 

Adam Sedia (b. 1984) lives in his native Indiana, where he practices as a civil and appellate litigation attorney. His poems have appeared in print and online publications, and he has published two volumes of poetry: The Spring's Autumn (2013) and Inquietude (2016). He also composes music, which may be heard on his YouTube channel. He lives with his wife, Ivana, and their son.

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