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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
To me this poem is a healing balm, the way it invites us to forgive our own struggles and look beyond them to a larger, living grandeur, of which we are a part.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes...
Winter here in Colorado...
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
Look up and see "the wild geese, high in the clean blue air..." Ancient purpose, animal and magnetic, lined up in chevrons across the winter sky. That eternal determination that marks our direction through the world, to be always "heading home again."
The geese continuously call out one to another, as we all do, "over and over announcing your place / in the family of things."
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