Jets shake the air and snow
breaks off a tree branch in little puffs. One
cardinal. Cars moving slowly downhill on the ice.
Canal du Midi, France
Arcades of plane trees arc Aves above the canal.
I know they are not a choir.
It would have been a fine path for a lizard to cross
but I saw none. Brambles and sweet briar grew
on the town side, poppies and wild grasses on the river.
Too hot for birds, the ducks were out, in water and mud,
after Encounters at the End of the World by Werner Herzog
With booms & chirrs seals
speak under the ice of an ocean