Tree Swallows, Cape May

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Here’s a poem i wrote about thirty years ago:

 

Tree Swallows, Cape May

 

At the meadows

in mid-September, a million silver

tree swallows

wallow and swoop in the air,

taking great swallows of air,

folding up on the tall stalks

of marsh weeds

like shining Christmas ornaments.

As one,

they flash like a flag

of silver and slate blue

against the turbulent blue sky,

unfurling south.

 

 

( published in  Life List   Finishing Line Press, 2016)

 

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Photo by Bob Feldman

 

 

 

 

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