From artist Sheila Packa's book - described below.
cloud birds (2011)
|Cloud Birds is a breathtaking flight through the western shoreline of Lake Superior north to the Iron Range of Minnesota. The poems are about bears, immigrants, bird migration, and women moving through violence.|
I came home to hear the great grey owl call into the early dark beyond the clearing over the growl and screech of an animal sheltered by fallen tree burrowed out of reach of talons and beak below the black tangle and pine spears above crystalline snow and moonlit drift a merciless hide and seek followed by inscrutable silence near and far the lift of dark wings into the old ash and gleam of star or flame with no in- or exhalation where wind hauls its ice and diamonds sift into the blue night.