Friday, December 4, 2020

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment, Nature 

Ed Hessler

Good morning from St. Paul MN on December 4, 2020, the 339th day of the year (92.62% of 2020). The seconds have accumulated to 292, 289, 600.

Sunrise is at 7:34 am and sunset is at 4:31 pm, And now day length is less than 9 hours. Today  it is 8h 58m 15s long.

On this day are celebrated "little cakes" (cookies). It is National Cookie Day.

Today's quote: The restlessness of shorebirds, their kinship with the distance and swift seasons, the wistful signal of their voices down the long coastlines of the world make them, for me, the most affecting of wild creatures.”--Peter Matthiessen

Today's poem is by Alfred Corn

The scientific name of the bird, Tringa nebularia, is included in the poem.

For more information about this lovely shorebird see the Wiki entry.

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