Letters To Earth

Life and Death #6 - Power, Wisdom, and Thoughtfulness

June 7, 2010 Today, my breeding pair of geese was moving gracefully across the road to the pond when someone flying thoughtlessly down the road simply ran them over. I loved those geese and wept to see the masses of white feathers scattered across the road as if several feather pillows had explo...

Life and Death #3 - Emma

April 19, 2010 Every month Emma makes her way to the south pasture to stand at the fence, bellowing. Her mother, Gladys, used to do the same thing because she knew there was a bull in the pasture across the road. The bull was named “Junior,” and Gladys would call to him for hours, telling him sh...

Life and Death #2 - Poem

Life and Death In the early dew they were little and soft, ten bright balls of yellow down, blue eyes, huge and awkward feet, supervised by a dozen geese, attended by a gander guard marching through my flowered yard. We herded them out, Lindy and I, barking and shoo-ing as they hissed an...