Carpe Diem #1681 Troiku Month (10) moonlit night

the wild geese take flight
silver black threads
sooty smudged in the sky

low along the railroad tracks
a killdeer runs
pebbles glisten from the rain

– in the moonlit night
a man tramps his way
whistlin’ a prayer for the morrow’s day

©Backpocket Poems – Wildchild47


inspired by this verse

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night

© Masaoka Shiki

featured image: Under a railway bridge across the Weavers’ Way. © Evelyn Simak CC BY-SA 2.0

Sufficient unto the day are the evils thereof. Graffiti under bridge – carrying Church Road across the Weavers Way long distance footpath. The phrase originates from Matthew 6:34 – “Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

The Weavers’ Way is 61-mile (98 km) long distance footpath in Norfolk, England. The name refers to the cloth industry which was once of high importance in the area, prior the industrial revolution. 

Killdeer: A precocious little bird who runs into new experiences with its eyes wide open. One who gets along with those who are different and takes advantage of the opportunities these encounters provide. When you approach an adult the killdeer it may suddenly develop a broken wing. It struggles in front of you, as if it can barely walk, let alone fly. One or both wings drag pitifully on the ground. Somehow, while struggling to keep its balance, the killdeer manages to stay one step ahead of you. As you pursue it, the killdeer leads you farther and farther away from its downy killdeer babies crouching on the ground or half hidden under a tiny bush. When the killdeer feels that the young are safe from you, its broken wing heals suddenly, and the bird flies away, calling a loud “KILL-DEE” that sounds like a jeer.


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