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First Line: A wedge of wild geese, poised in soaring gleams
Last Line: Then how lonely and long the journey back.
Subject(s): Geese; Longing


A wedge of wild geese, poised in soaring gleams
Of argent light crossing a darkening sky;
Close kin in perfection of rhythm to the high
Celestial swing that so motionless seems.
With confidence in universal schemes,
They journey as they feel drawn -- to live or die --
They fly as instinct urges without a sigh
Or the presumption of individual dreams.

And as I watch, instinctively toward you
My hopes, with love as spearhead, bravely fly
To invade your heart: still confidence I lack.
Should we find no welcome in this homeland new --
Should we find rather that instinct may lie --
Then how lonely and long the journey back.





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