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Sydney Landon Plum

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By Patricia Polacco

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Land of Living Skies 
by Belle Schmidt 


In the fall, the skies of Saskatchewan

become a backdrop for Canada geese

as they execute their dances and drills

over flat land and rolling hills. 

Their flapping wings flow like

the cadence of waves, rising and

falling, fluctuating in tune with

a silent beat over fields which

lately held ripe wheat. 

Feathered elders, the geese

converse constantly, inbound

and outbound, in a language

confusing to the earthbound. 

With honk-honks filling the blue,

the harmonic flight oscillates,

and heads south bidding us adieu,

following its instinct to migrate. 

The familiar “V” breaks, flinging

one side into a long outstretched

arm, leaving a shorter side with

stragglers flying wide. 

Like the Snowbirds aerobatic pilots,

they group and regroup to give a

spectacular air show, oblivious

to the spectators below. 

The canvas of Saskatchewan skies

presents a gift of beauty and peace:

a seasonal, living art show with

Canada geese in every masterpiece.



Belle Schmidt is also the author of:
  1. Landing on Ice
  2. To Canada geese














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