Again, I apologize for the delay in posting. Pipe burst in basement of new townhome last month and am just getting house back to normal. Being a claims adjuster in my work life sure does help sometimes.
So Have been inspired to do some writing. Now need to get to my notes for bunches of other poems and get them finished. Hope you enjoy these two new ones.
This was written when considering a photo of heavy snowfall on limbs outside my window last spring.
Late Spring Snow
By Kimberly L. McClune
March 7, 2011
The weighted limbs sagged beneath the burden of layer upon layer of frozen crystals.
As they fell, dancing easily to the earth, the crystals had no volume.
When arriving, they joined one to another until their bulk swelled.
Linked together, they formed a weighty mass.
Pressing down, they bent limbs and stems both young and old.
When they melted, at first dripping, then flowing, then rushing, they found their way together, easily dancing again.
This was inspired by the Canadian geese that congregate neara my office about a week or so ago.
By Kimberly McClune
March 5, 2011
A curious line of Canadian geese, like ants, followed one another to a round dirt patch in the field.
Standing in a loose clump, all stared in unison across the dried brown grass considering their next destination.
After quiet contemplation, a large synchronous group lifted off without warning.
The remainder watched intently as the others winged away toward a nearby pond.
Finally after watching their brethren, the last of the geese lifted off as one.
Winging swiftly, they alighted to the cool water, reuniting.