Beyond

Southbound
high above clouds
a family of geese
honk back and forth 
into the wind
with an urgency
beyond their ken.

How many times
have I gazed skyward
hearing their excitement
knowing that my spirit
trembles to this vibration
longing to burst out
beyond my own skin’s ken?

Sometimes they fly
so high that I can barely
see them
but I always hear their thrust
and my heart 
simply listens to the timbre
of this winged sonata.

honking geese lift the field into flight

(haiku first published in Issa’s Untidy Hut)

ag ~ 2013

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