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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poetic Justice

Geese not only mate for life, but they also keep for life their same places in their flying "V" formation. An empty space means one of their own has been lost; it will never be filled again.

I am always in awe when I see the many flocks of migratory geese piercing the bright, blue sky as they return to their roosting spots in far northern climes. Every time one flies overheard, I crane my neck to watch in silent fascination their graceful, loping flights, to listen to their trumpeting calls, heralding their passing. The last migrating flock flew over my neighborhood just a short week or so ago, its "V" formation starkly studded with many gaps, where once comrades soared.

It is no surprise that geese are often metaphors in many literary works. One in particular, released here in the States just this past Februry, is Ten White Geese , the second novel by the Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker, who uses the remarkable birds as the symbol of life’s complexities.

As my review on www.authorexposure.com states, I was reluctant to read this remarkably well-written novel because of a badly written review in a local paper. When you follow the link and read my comments, perhaps my review will inspire you to read the book.

 
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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:

the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Forty-Thirty 
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast

Bethlehem

Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood

 

 

Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
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