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Majestic.............

2008.05.16
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Black Marsh Eclogue

Although it is midsummer, the great blue heron
holds darkest winter in his hunched shoulders,
those blue-turning-gray clouds
rising over him like a storm from the Pacific.

He stands in the black marsh
more monument than bird, a wizened prophet
returned from a vanished mythology.
He watches the hearts of things
and does not move or speak. But when
at last he flies, his great wings

cover the darkening sky, and slowly,
as though praying, he lifts, almost motionless,
as he pushes the world away.
15 Comments
nasser really beautiful!
nasser · 2008-05-16: 02:51
davidcardona I agree with nasser!
davidcardona · 2008-05-16: 02:58
ronin53 great :):):)
ronin53 · 2008-05-16: 03:37
mojaroo really a majestic shot
mojaroo · 2008-05-16: 05:01
vterezia yes,yes,yes Majestic bird!!
vterezia · 2008-05-16: 05:17
Ikuszka very nice, I like the firts
Ikuszka · 2008-05-16: 06:05
oldbabe I've never seen one up close and personal. Thanks for showing yours off. I like #2- really shows his blue. And what other color of herons are there?
oldbabe · 2008-05-16: 06:54
SheriJ AAH the ever cool looking Great Blue Heron!! I shot some yesterday too!! I will post them next week!! Aren't they just one of the coolest Big Birds??
SheriJ · 2008-05-16: 09:26
Mertxe nice pics my friend, love your picts when you shou me animals and colours
Mertxe · 2008-05-16: 09:38
dadlak First one looks like the cover of a nature book...excellent!
dadlak · 2008-05-16: 11:11
leocheung Elegant too!
leocheung · 2008-05-16: 11:11
JuliaGotz what a great creature!

I loved the poem. It really moved me. I had never seen it before. Thank you for including it. I would like to add it's information, in case anyone else likes it as much as I did:

Black Marsh Eclogue from A Dragon in the Clouds, Sam Hamill, Broken Moon Press, 1989
JuliaGotz · 2008-05-16: 12:08
kretz very beautiful!
kretz · 2008-05-16: 14:25
focussed what a beautiful looking bird!!
focussed · 2008-05-16: 20:02
camilleauteuil wow !
camilleauteuil · 2008-05-17: 01:34
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