Harley White

Live-Streaming - Poem by Harley White

The Great Blue Heron always does its best
While hatching, fledging, high atop its nest;
With Nature's rhythms every day is blessed,
As surely as the Sun sets in the West.

The heron pair take turns to go on quest,
Come back to tend the young, by life possessed;
When one departs, the other stays at rest,
With awesome grace.— At camera's behest,
I watch and wonder, uninvited guest.

Men seek conceits, awards, to be conferred,
Then strut and fret with pridefulness absurd;
Some dote upon a poet's every word...
But I'd prefer to be more like that bird.

< April 2012 >

Topic(s) of this poem: bird

Form: Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poem inspired by viewing the Great Blue Heron nest, on live-streamed camera from Cornell Lab of Ornithology...

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Photo - Great Blue Herons and nests...

Comments about Live-Streaming by Harley White

  • Bill Cantrell (2/1/2017 5:02:00 PM)

    A down to earth poem, your last four lines concludes with a salt of the earth ending, nature is full of just the right ingredients to humble us. Great poem! (Report) Reply

    Harley White (2/2/2017 7:46:00 AM)

    Thank you very much for this wonderful comment! I really appreciate your constant readings of my poems and find your reactions most encouraging...

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, February 26, 2016

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