Sandhill Cranes

daylight shortens

north winds sigh

these continental birds

follow their landmarks

in search of the suitable 

the precious wetlands

for wintering grounds

wings and legs outstretched

the flock passes overhead

this grand species

joins the flyways

rest  eat  survive 

in grasslands and farm fields

then journey onward

envoy of the skies
— Deb Johnston

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I am a former educator, writing in central Wisconsin. When not writing or encouraging students to write, I enjoy lighthouses on the Great Lakes, family campouts, and walking our dog. I am a member of SCBWI. I have a masters degree in education and have been published in The Mailbox MagazineThe Education Center®, The Mailbox®,The Idea Magazine for Teachers®.

One thought on “Sandhill Cranes

  1. Lovely reminder of my 25 years in Florida. Used to love seeing a family of three Sandhill Cranes every morning when I left the parking lot to walk to my school job.❤️


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