All Spring

all spring
I have been watching
a pair of geese
in the flooded hollow

their dance of necks
among the reeds

two at first
now half a dozen

all spring
I have been listening
to them flourish

oh
I had forgotten
how loudly sometimes
life proclaims itself

my love
say it is not too late
to call you back
across the arid fields

my love
say it is not too late
to weave a nest
even from the strands of sorrow

 

Rae Crossman

Set to music by Emily Doolittle in a grouping of five short poems of mine.
Recorded by Seattle Chamber Players and Friends on the CD all spring.
Listen here.                  

Online review.

Read Mark Takeshi McGregor’s commentary on his art work for the CD cover and liner here.