I took this maybe thirty years ago off the Mendocino Coast when I was visiting my sister.
I didn't know birds then, but, when I magnify this picture, these are shaped like cormorants.
The picture makes me feel earthbound.
as in a painting of a dream,
men go their ways.
calligraphy of geese
against the sky--
the moon seals it
It seems to me that the haiku of Buson
have exactly the right quality to go with this photograph.