don welch | the mute swans & turkey vulture

15 10 2007


Poetry Dispatch No. 64 | April 12, 2006

The Mute Swans

by Don Welch

One by one a hundred mute swans
were snowing the lake with silence.

Turkey Vulture

by Don Welch

Ugly, it looks like bad prose,
and flies as if the whole world
were made of ball-bearings.

from: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FEATHERS, A Slow Tempo Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, l996