Blue Heron


A giant blue heron wades
through shoreline shallows,
heaves himself aloft
into morning air above
sandy beach, tranquil tide pools.

Tiny white egrets forage
among exposed anemones,
green and mauve seaweed,
crack speared snails against stone,
extract tender morsels.

A dolphin aquacade
entertains crass crows
who raucously gossip
from ring side seats
upon twisted cypress.

Painter, poet, photographer
capture unfolding dramas.
Wind and waves
sequence nature’s stories
with a zen soundtrack.

By Jennifer Lagier

Blue heron standing by ocean


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle), Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018).Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.

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