A Song For the Nēnē


Nene goose

MNKO contributor Judy Edwards recently received honors as the 3rd place winner of NWB’s first-ever nonprofit poetry contest. Here is her poem:

“A Song For the Nēnē (The Hawaiian Goose)

The rising sun of Hawaiʻi
Breathes gold on the waking geese.
Goslings peep to parents,
Parents pace and stretch.
What is the cost of extinction?
What have we lost, when we say
“It is gone”? Just this:
The way one small eye opens
To the bright world
It almost never saw.

Look for Judy’s next story in our July-Aug “hot issue.”
Read stories by Judy Edwards.


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