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Sunday, January 12, 2014


Chilled in down parkas,
huddled in sleeping bags
campers play a game
calling to the geese

flying in formation,
honking overhead--
Blue footed, Red breasted, 
Snow, Canadian, 
Nene, Wawa.

They shout the bird names
in Indian chant
Oh wha ta goo sei am.

     If you don't get the joke of this poem, try reading the last line very quickly five times.


  1. Joy,
    Love the joke and the Indian heritage in a poem. You're amazing!

    Linda A.

  2. Thank you. what other kinds of geese can you name?