“The world is big and I want to have a
good look at it before it gets dark.”
I went to the pond by the office last week.
Before work and again a lunch, the usual gang
was there.But there was also an unexpected addition,
I have never seem a shore bird there before.
These American Wigeons came a considerable distance
across the pond when I sat down waiting for a handout
I suspect. The odd thing was the male had his eyes closed
a lot of the time. At this point he has just bumped into her
and a received a look in response.
As always the Mallards put on a show.
"I heard the spring wind whisper
Above the brushwood fire,
"The world is made forever
Of transport and desire.
"I am the breath of being,
The primal urge of things;
I am the whirl of star dust,
I am the lift of wings."