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Longest closest best view of the great blue heron

perched on the arm of a dead tree still

reaching out over the creek like a beggar.

My dogs crashed about, loose, I not wanting

to call them lest I frighten away that magnificent bird.

Oh I suppose they are commonly enough seen

around here and that particular one I’ve spotted

just there at that bend in the creek many times.

Nevertheless the longest closest best view ever

is a thing to celebrate.

1 thought on “Celebrate

  1. “The heron slowly opened it’s wings. The process was carried out as if it were a matter of hinges and levers, cranks and pulleys.” Charles Frazier from the novel “Cold Mountain”

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