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Heron Poems

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Premium Member Feeding at Dusk
marsh grass camouflages 
a great blue heron feeding~
      quietly at dusk...Read More
Categories: heron, appreciation, bird, nature,
Form: Haiku



Epigrams IV
Sex Hex
by Michael R. Burch

Love’s full of cute paradoxes
(and highly acute poxes).

Love
by Michael R. Burch

Love is either wholly folly,
or fully holy.

Nun Fun Undone
by Michael R. Burch

Abbesses'
recesses
are not for excesses!

Here and Hereafter
by Michael R. Burch

Life’s saving graces are love, pleasure, laughter...Read More
Categories: heron, bible, christian, death, funeral, god, grave, religion,
Form: Epigram
When The Motor Cut

The outboard chugged along 
toward the end of the lake
where the tall peaks were.

When the motor cut, all was still.
Then snowcapped mountains 
began to rise-up from the lake;
eagles flew under our hull.

Imagine staring at your float,
humped like a heron over...Read More
Categories: heron, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Nothing boot toe till rot and duff feet
Nothing boot toe till rot and duff feet...

Attempting nightly ritual
nsync with sole and
instep of beat
January second 21:08
two thousand twenty
footwear equipped with
custom made cleat

proudly standing tall
(think) as an elite
able, eager, and ready
to sprint skyhigh fleet
ting into netherlands
(towering well over
other wiry antennae...Read More
Categories: heron, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Her Azure Dress
Like a rippling lake, her azure silk dress flows,
splashing gentle waves with her delicate spin
into my awestruck arms as the music slows.

As I hold her closely and smell her musk skin,
she whisks me away to a sapphire sky
where ombre blues...Read More
Categories: heron, beautiful, blue, dance, kiss, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Terza Rima



regional and loco
this just in the
prediction of
today's 
weather
as i walk in
from outside
where the sky
is like a grey layered
blanket but with
no chance of a
covering of
snow for i
just saw
fly by a
great
blue
heron
headed
for the pond
knowing all along
his feet won't slip on
the nonexistent ice
...Read More
Categories: heron, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Haven from the Storm
Two young lovers discern from up afar
a night heron in its graceful lithe flight 
searching safe haven as storm hide its star
danger threatening it from its dire plight. 

An owl's screech piercing the veiled evenfall.
Lightning flashes, generates fear, hope lost
in...Read More
Categories: heron, storm, sunset,
Form: Sonnet
Mrs Karminskis Ornaments

When you clean houses you get to see the strangest ornaments,
Some collections are a defense and a wall of armaments,
Others represent a lifetime of memories and recollections,
A wonderful improvement on memory’s imperfections.
Perhaps the strangest objects were on Mrs Karminski’s shelves.
She...Read More
Categories: heron, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Mrs Karminskis Ornaments

When you clean houses you get to see the strangest ornaments,
Some collections are a defence and a wall of armaments,
Others represent a lifetime of memories and recollections,
A wonderful improvement on memory’s imperfections.
Perhaps the strangest objects were on Mrs Karminski’s shelves.
She...Read More
Categories: heron, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Premium Member The Children of Yesteryear -'The Dreamer Part 2'

Prequel to ‘The Dreamer’ video

Eerily shrieks the last heron.
Through the stillness he dare not disturb
a lone wolf whimpering prompts the night
or could it be day? Ironic this pretension,
where there's no differential of time. 
Strong in certitude of ours to keep
that...Read More
Categories: heron, environment, hope, nature, strength,
Form: Free verse
A Drive Behind the Light


A dark road creaks, a crackling of ice-skulls
under bruising rubber.

Driving to the all-nite store --- need antacids.
It's pre-dawn, an hour behind the light,
those black hollows of the night
where time goes blind.

No one rides this deadened road,
no car beams, or open-eyes...Read More
Categories: heron, poetry,
Form: Free verse
On Blennerhassett Island with Walt Whitman


He sat on this patch of turf,
and if not this exact place a piece of a place nearby.

Naturally, I try to feel his companionship.
Did he write a line of poetry on this small island
or was he simply being Walt Whitman,
honored...Read More
Categories: heron, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Mrs Karminskis Ornaments

When you clean houses you get to see the strangest ornaments,
Some collections are a defence and a wall of armaments,
Others represent a lifetime of memories and recollections,
A wonderful improvement on memory’s imperfections.
Perhaps the strangest objects were on Mrs Karminski’s shelves.
She...Read More
Categories: heron, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Premium Member buyer of the beliefs
I’m wandering on the earth
Paths after paths
No end of the paths there are
Stoppage out of the dictionary of earthly paths
 
Day enters into the night, night discovers day
Kinematograph feels tired for continuity of time
 
My wandering with the white cloud
Under...Read More
Categories: heron, business, cool, faith, hate, humanity, religion, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Osprey
I ventured out one day to bird watch in the woods
I saw a new path to take near the tree where I stood
I walked for several miles and could smell fragrant flowers
Not sure how far I have gone but I’ve...Read More
Categories: heron, bird, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Epigrams
Epigrams
by Michael R. Burch

To write an epigram, cram.
If you lack wit, scram!

Conformists of a feather
flock together.

If every witty thing that’s said was true,
Oscar Wilde, the world would worship You!

Love has the value
of gold, if it’s true;
if not, of rue.

Fierce ancient...Read More
Categories: heron, bible, philosophy, wisdom,
Form: Epigram
Self Immunity
I wait everyday, motionless like a heron.
Ready to capture you when the time is right.

I pray that someday I become barren.
Free of the poison in me, immune to my own bite.

I would give nothing less than everything.
To climb up to...Read More
Categories: heron, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
I Am
(for our daughter, on the event of her departure)


Once upon a time a great blue heron stopped to rest from her travels, in a field. 

She closed her great and powerful wings, and folded her long, long legs, and shut...Read More
Categories: heron, bird, conflict, destiny, future, i am, identity,
Form: I do not know?
ARGAO, CEBU



On a black carabao's back,
a dazzling white heron 
slow-dances,

the feathers on its graceful, 
slender neck the breeze 
romances !
...Read More
Categories: heron, beauty, nature,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
Under the Full Moon
Daylight fades
As the pond jumps to life

Under the full moon
The call of the loon
Frogs croaking
Crickets chirping
Busy buzz of the dragonfly
Snake on the hunt
Slithering
Stalking
Flick of the tongue

Under the full moon
The yipping of the coyotes
Raccoon washes
The crayfish he snags
Bass jump
Catfish roll
Blue Heron...Read More
Categories: heron, animal, life,
Form: Free verse
Ohio River at Sunset


lights flicker on the far side
as Kentucky folds its dark robes

a barge nudges
the river into dusk

bundles of clouds kindle

a shimmering pause

the river opens its body
to swallow the sun

knee deep in shadow
a heron yawps 

silver fish ripple through
shoaling branches

here on a...Read More
Categories: heron, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Heron Waits

Humidity’s blanket rests upon the pond
frogs draped in lurid air
idle on glazed lily pads
waxed turtles gleam
amid the dance of hazy heat
a silent duck preens
as dragonflies swim
through moistened air
the heron waits.



John G. Lawless
©8/19/2019
...Read More
Categories: heron, august, nature, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Patience Of A Frog


Across the pond float lily pads
Upon one sat a frog,
He looked rather startled
His eyes were wide agog.

Had he seen a stalking heron,
Was he scared to move, thought I
Then to my surprise, his tongue shot out
And caught a passing fly.

That wise...Read More
Categories: heron, humorous, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Birdwatching
From a very little age, I have loved birdatching. before we go on a trip, we used refer some books and write down a list of birds to check on. we actually gave up this habit after several of our...Read More
Categories: heron, bird, nature,
Form: List
It's The Beginning by Kuldip Medhi
It's the beginning 

From here the road 
Takes a bend 
Like the horse-shoe 
Towards west 

From here the stretch 
Of bare meadows 
On both sides of the path 
The tufts flying hither-thither 
Shadows from the lined trees 
Seem lost somewhere...Read More
Categories: heron, imagery, life,
Form: Free verse