Footsteps Of A Thousand Generations
Foot steps of a thousand generations
Formed my path's early morning walk
Along the river among the fowl ,
Between leafing fauna, seeking sight of
Critters , different not that much from
Those seen by our ancestors, who
In their own good time, communed
With our same Schuylkill River Mother.
Today's steps, increasingly halting and measured,
Drew me, while slowly shuffling along,
To observe a large family of geese
Soldering their goslings, skirting
Both swift waters and hidden shoals,
Those the acts of teaching an
Awareness of potential dangers .
Nature repeats, repeats, repeats,
Always repeating, which forms
The waves of the living tide .
Ronald C. Downie