Frank Exchange of Views

Here’s a daily poem suggested by the moderator of the NaPoWriMo event here on WordPress. There is a Scottish SF writer, Iain M. Banks, who has unique names for his spacecraft. The challenge today is to write a poem based on one of those names. There is a list in the NaPoWriMo Day 4 post at I liked “Frank Exchange of Views.”



Yesterday, while following

the whirring sound of sandhill

cranes, instead we encountered

a heron rookery in the making

near unlikely roaring traffic

and a slightly stale lake

three pair of birds, as

elegant as prehistoric,

danced past one another

by turns bending to

break branches from 

the teetering tips of

respective cottonwood trees

exchanging views of each

other while we gawked, cameras

in hand, from far below

feeling a little dishonest,

since we would not suffer

observation at such a tender

moment, but unable to 

uneye this timeless art.


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