To become a mother goose gives one insight into the life of the gosling that cannot be gained by a thousand trips into the wilderness to study geese. John George in “The Company We Keep” from The Reader’s Digest collection of 72 true stories called Animals You Will Never Forget.
Names never cease to amaze me. In the hands of this poet, two familiar stories flow out of one simple name, each informing the other. Petrel So named for Peter, the one who tried to walk on water. The Storm Petrel, small as a sparrow with a frantic, pulsing flight, stays silent at sea, patteringContinue reading “so named for Peter”