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Heron
larrylark

Beginnings of light
 1
merged into dawn’s mist
 2
sprayed across white meadows.
 3
A pool of leaden ice, tin roofed shed,
 4
above the river.
 5
 
 
Shrill piercing whistle,
 6
loud splash-
 7
a dash to break cover.
 8
In a brief shaft of sunlight,
 9
each footprint leaves its mark
 10
on open country.
 11
 
 
A heron too
 12
searches for its prey.
 13
Sensing danger,
 14
takes flight on clumsy wings.
 15
A fish still struggles in his beak,
 16
soon swallowed.
 17
The river continues to salve
 18
edge of distant ocean.
 19

31 Oct 06

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I love the imagery in this poem, my favourite lines are definitely the 18 & 19.

Ace.
 — unknown

Dear Unknown

This poem is directly written from nature.

Larry binoculars lark
 — larrylark

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