Huge mixed flock of common grackles, redwing blackbirds, and starlings in the still-bare maples today. Rain & sleet this morning, giving way to steady rain out of a black sky.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

2 thoughts on “Grackles”

  1. did you ever read bernd heinrich’s MIND OF THE RAVEN? (in pbk since 1999. the subtitle is “investigations and adventures with wolf-birds? the current pbk a harper perennial has in the back ‘a raven update’ (of 9pp)the last paragraph of which is personal and fine in the way you write. ed

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