NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 30
Once, in South Dakota,
watched a flock of forty, maybe
fifty pelicans, rise together
from blue lake waters, turn
without mishap, fly
together in stately formation
heading West, sacred direction
for future.

And another time, a pair
of nesting hawks, passing needed nurture,
talon to talon, from one to another
with seeming ease,
in mid-air flight.

Have to wonder how birds
with only instinct to guide them,
can do what we humans, with all our
seeming wisdom and intellect,
can not.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/30/2020

Notes: Image is a photograph taken at the mouth of the river.

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4 Responses to Co-operation

  1. Marianne says:

    Watching pelicans in South Dakota must have been spectacular! A truly amazing sight, captured here in your words. Last day of April, and the end of NaPo2020! I thoroughly enjoyed writing with you again this year, Elizabeth. Thanks for your encouragement and inspiration! So glad you took the journey with me! ❤️


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I wonder that all the time. The creatures are led by instinct and are thus close to nature, something we have forgotten how to be. Sigh. I have loved reading you this month, my friend.


  3. Beautiful memory, Elizabeth. Thanks for joining us through the month of April. It has quite the journey. Love you!



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