Author: Capricorn


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 ( -- Thursday, October 26 2006, 04:19 pm

Love hurts

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 ( -- Friday, October 27 2006, 12:51 am

you use words so elegantly

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 Good writing tho Cap.
Capricorn ( -- Sunday, October 29 2006, 11:54 am

Hi Bipedalguy

We sometimes see a heron near our garden, but they're grey -- not a pretty blue. Yes, their necks do look strange.
Capricorn ( -- Sunday, October 29 2006, 11:56 am

Hi barb

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 ( -- Sunday, October 29 2006, 08:27 pm

thanks cap

Now I can enjoy the poem better knowing what those words mean.
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