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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.
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,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel
of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
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 sixth novel.