Great Blue Heron, Inviting Peace


Standing there, hunched a bit,

Appearing at peace, inspiring peace,

Inviting peace. 


It stood there against the metal-colored lake,

Standing on the stump of a cut-over cypress,

Inviting pace.


Long moments of great blue heron peace

Filling the lake’s bay, filling it with peace,

Inviting peace.



Lifting itself above the metal-colored water,

Appearing at peace, even in flight,

Flying with great slowness, it flew,

Inviting peace.


--December 4, 2013