Near Enough

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a great blue
dwarfed by ancients
returning to sacred ground

Palisades

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sacred spot
where eagles teach
flight

First Light

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morning hunt
the field awakens
and so the give and take

The Guardian

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hen defender
shaman’s shield
the cockerel divinare

Dizzy

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upside down
spinning round and round
the downey has his fill

Flying South

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before
the formation
is found

Convening

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clatter and clamor
news swap and weather reports
before the southern journey

Kasco

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rising
into flight
spirit casting shadow

Cardinal

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fulfilling ecclesiastical duties
of bearing beauty and witness
carrying divinity’s spirit

In The Interval

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the birch
wears feathers
while waiting for leaves

Gathering of Bohemians

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wanderers rest
finding rhapsody
in the crabapple tree

Flight

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tail feathers
dipped in sunshine
rising on the updraft of spring

Holding the Space

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facing the world
holding the space between them
safe and sacred

Clean

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the flock bathes
in clear waters and pools of sunlight
splash splash community bath