by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Deck 11:15am

The Birds of My Childhood —

I have Them All Here:

The Back Woods Jay Squawk

of Valley Cottage

The Low Brush Cheep

of The Chick-a-dee-dee-dee

The Harsh Cawing of The Morning Crow

on McNutt’s Island

The Hearkening Bleat

of The Summer Willet

from My Old Jordan Bay

These places I will never see again

but They Call to Me Still