and post notes and photos about your poem like Geoffrey Brewer.
The local 'Balancing Pond that buffers the various tributaries feeding the Blackwater River, is a haven for varieties of water fowl. Resident or sojourning there you can see: mute swans, raucous Canada geese (those North Americans!) mallards, coots, moorhens, gulls, little egrets, a solitary heron etc. AND a pair of Egyptian Geese; not native to England but no doubt descendants of a few, introduced to a stately park for decoration, but since gone feral. They have been in residence on the pond for many seasons now. This last couple have a touching devotion to each other, but have what seems to be a puzzled, if not bewildered demeanour as if to say: "where are we? what are we doing here?
This sonnet is for them.