by William D. Cecil, Sr.
Out swings a limb
brushed by the wind.
Out slips a bird,
by sharp swishing
of leaves, wishing
their time had come-
their flight begun.
William D. Cecil, Sr. was born in 1906 and lived
for 96 years. He was a lifelong educator, people person,
and believer in nature. He spent time recuperating
from an illness in the late 1920s and thirties. He used
this time to write poetry and to heal. He was a member
of the Shakespeare Symposium in Lewiston, NY and
wrote biographical material on an artist known for his depictions of Niagara Falls (Amos Sangster).
copyright 2012, Carolyn Cecil