She stands stilt-legged
in rushes fringing the lily-pond.
His massive wings undulate
screening the sun
as he peers down
on this potential mate.
She ignores his calls --
water spurting from her neb.
The lemon resin heron
proceeds to aerate the pond;
he swoops close by
to catch a carp
-- and her eye.
------- Author's Notes -------
I saw a heron fly over my garden and thought of the heron water feature I'd seen for sale -- and then thought of this poem.
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Bipedalguy (220.127.116.11) -- Thursday, October 26 2006, 04:19 pm|
It's a let down for the love sick Heron, but it's a nice poem.
I once lived where I saw Great Blue Herons every day on the shore and flying overhead. To me they looked funny when flying with their neck forming an "S" so that their head seemed too close to their body. They made me think of wind-up toys in flight.
|barb (18.104.22.168) -- Friday, October 27 2006, 12:51 am|
This is really put together so well. I wished I could understand some of the words like what is a neb, or lemon resin. I know I should of stayed in school.lol Good writing tho Cap.
|Capricorn (22.214.171.124) -- Sunday, October 29 2006, 11:54 am|
We sometimes see a heron near our garden, but they're grey -- not a pretty blue. Yes, their necks do look strange.
|Capricorn (126.96.36.199) -- Sunday, October 29 2006, 11:56 am|
I've been looking at that dictionary again LOL!
Neb means beak
Lemon is the colour of the heron
Resin is the tough material the heron is made from
Hope that explains it better
|barb (188.8.131.52) -- Sunday, October 29 2006, 08:27 pm|
Now I can enjoy the poem better knowing what those words mean.
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