Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Tag: wildlife


Clyde River, Nova Scotia 2:22pm

I pulled only half-way

off the road on Cape Island

to watch the biggest cloud

of Starlings I had ever seen –

they swooped, as a blanket

over my car & billowed

into a bare tree, decking it

with their blackness, leaf-like

& when they exploded

like fireworks

to mat themselves on overhead wires

I was entranced



The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 12:09pm

When My Daughter visits

My Mother’s Island

will She dance

on Her Grandmother’s Grave?

Will She pick fall foliage

& climb shoreline rocks

scaring The Slumbering Garter Snakes

& The Mink who feed

upon Them?