Mary Freericks

Bird Refuge

It is sunrise or sunset
at the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge.
The clouds are all lit from behind
by the sun coming up or going down.
The water has a wide ribbon of light
from the hill to the very edge
of the lake.  One could dream
of a future filled with wings.

After the Edson Smith Photo Collection Andree Clark Bird Refuge

Mary Freericks is the author of Blue Watermelon, Cheer for Freedom, Furs for a Vegetarian, and most recently Green Eyes. She has an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University School of the Arts. Two of her poems, “Dream” and “The Bombing of Tabriz,” were made into films by WildSound.