Mississippi Delta Snow Geese

A poem by Poor William with a Video

Mississippi Delta Snow Geese near Clarkdale. ©2014 DELTA BOHEMIAN®

Mississippi Delta Snow Geese near Clarkdale. ©2014 DELTA BOHEMIAN®

By POOR WILLIAM

Clarksdale, Mississippi. (VIDEO)

Deep browns surround
Winter wheat sprouts verdant
Spring not far, yet unseen
Hope is lofty, but not restricted

A farmer’s knell; a hunter’s fell
A photographer’s delight
Tens of thousands cacklers rise into the night

Reticulated flappers
Intensify the gloaming
Orange tacks to black
As vespers rouse a groaning

Proud wings beating, never touching
Hoarse voices bleating, never rhyming
They bid the day adieu…

VIDEO

Poor William filming Mississippi Delta Snow Geese near Clarkdale. ©2014 DELTA BOHEMIAN®

Poor William filming Mississippi Delta Snow Geese near Clarkdale. ©2014 DELTA BOHEMIAN®

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