Thursday, November 29, 2012

Returning Home

Salmon leaping the dam at Ludington, MI

Basic Instincts

Goslings follow the leader—
waddling after an imprint.

Veed geese fly home
the arctic tern,
the hummingbird,
and bright eyed warblers
fly to their tropical havens.
Lake trout swirl at river mouths
then race upstream.
American eels return from the sea
to freshwater streams.

lobsters march in single file—
they know exactly where

they are going.
And we humans also know
where we are going

God’s green imprint is
upon our hearts. 
 --Barbara Spring

Excerpted from my book: Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below

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