343rd Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 343rd Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.

Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This poem is from Tess Gallagher:


I go to the mountain side
of the house to cut saplings,
and clear a view to snow
on the mountain. But when I look up,
saw in hand, I see a nest clutched in
the uppermost branches.
I don’t cut that one.
I don’t cut the others either.
Suddenly, in every tree,   
an unseen nest
where a mountain   
would be. 

What do you think?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Interesting poem. Makes me want to go hiking!

  2. Suko http://www.sukosnotebook says

    Consider the nests. Lovely poem and reading!