Before the moon will write…

A Gambel's quail


Now, the cloud-wandering

Of the winter night,

Before the moon

Will write

Her comments

Across the pale



Those untraveled moments

Yet to be, when soon

The silver, ambling feet

Of quail

Will flock

To greet

The sky-winged

Innocence of dawn.

Written about 1999

Photo: David Williams / /  A Gambel’s Quail

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