Wetland Heron

Awkward heron abandons shallow pond,
strides through wetland chaparral.
With tweezering beak, stabs
fleeing insects, uncovers grubs.

Like a misplaced, azure apparition,
he haunts meadow, coyote bush flats.
Dog walkers cede his sovereignty,
avoid interruption, stick to civilized trail.

Intent on alfresco dining,
big bird placidly forages.
Sated, he hauls himself
aloft into cold winter air.

By Jennifer Lagier

Great Blue Heron


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier/ Photo by the author.

Kauai Waterfall

Muddy red trail loops uphill, leads through
majestic, mahogany forest.
Sunlight cannot penetrate jungle canopy.
Huge snails in whirling pink shells
slide over damp leaves,
through shallow puddles.

Wild roosters and feral hens roam
among fish ponds, coconut palms
at the foot of Mount Namahama where
Kaliwai River merges with Kalihola Stream.
A twisting waterfall spills across old stone dam,
sings to ginger, hibiscus, a smiling statue of Buddha.

I stand at rustic overlook,
feed my soul,
admire perfect composition
of tree, water, rock,
secret, mystical grotto.

By Jennifer Lagier

dark grren grass and waterfall stream


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier. Photo by the author.

Bali Hai

By 7 a.m., the Kauai temperature
is already a steamy 80 degrees.
White egrets probe soggy grass.
Gold etches purple clouds as they drift
above orange poinciana tree flowers.

Mist rises over Bali Hai headlands
where Goddess Pele holds court
among feisty red roosters,
nubile wahines,
tatooed warrior lovers.

I traverse a winding trail
along volcanic bluffs.
Lazy surf washes against
rough, ragged shore,
frozen fragments of lava.

By Jennifer Lagier

sunlit trees along coast


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier. Photo by the author.

Autumn Sunrise

Early walkers traverse
exposed low-tide strand.
Tangerine horizon floats
above spindrift waves.

Sea weed cast ashore
among driftwood debris
forms a curling ribbon
across footprinted beach.

A trio of dolphins perform
their energetic aquacade
for the benefit of joggers and dogs.
Panzer pelicans strafe silver surf.

By Jennifer Lagier

sunrise glow over ocean


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier. Photo by the author.

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Solstice Moon

Summer ebbs, tucks spent sunflowers
under falling sycamore leaves,
leisurely segues into crisp winter.

Twilight brings bone-chilling fog,
diffused glow from rising moon
through splayed cypress fingers.

Owls croon within spectral forest.
Silvered waves pulse ashore between
celestial light, enveloping darkness.

By Jennifer Lagier

moon through tree branches


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: jlagier.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferLagier. Photo by the author.