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Egret, Alone
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Thursday, March 03, 2011
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Beautiful, but something seems amiss.

The lone egret worries me.

Two weeks in the marsh, stalking silently

Or hiding beneath the oaks.


Our dogs find the intruder unwelcome,

A target for frenzied barking,

No strangers allowed in their territory.


I wonder if the bird is lost,

Having stopped one mountain range short

Of the sanctuary where the others are.


Or is it injured? It does not seem so,

Unless it’s an injury of the heart,

Birds, people; those hurts few tell

Or know.

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Reviewed by Regis Schilken 3/5/2011
I like your poem about the egret. I once had a small pond in my yard with beautiful Koi fish in it. They began to disappear. Once Sunday morning, I looked out and there was the culprit, standing in the pond swallowing fish. It was a heron, not an egret.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/5/2011
He was probably looking for the food trucks at the farmer's market and got sidetracked. You know Awesome Town, always seeking the freebie. p
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 3/4/2011
He wasn't there today. I hope he flew on to the sanctuary in the next valley away from us.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/4/2011
So very sad. I hope it finds its mate or its family very soon.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/3/2011
Capturing and embracing the moment that rests before you, how brilliant. Sometimes people get lost too, but eventually find their way back....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/3/2011
I like how you capture the lonely spirit of this beautiful creature and yes it does make one wonder if perhaps it lost its mate and will forever seek her...
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 3/3/2011
Oh! your sensitivity to this saddest of emotions bespeaks of a bit of experience. May you always have a crowd at your beck and call!Lovely poem...

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/3/2011
Egrets sometimes are in an area called Cape May Point park in extreme southern NJ...tis a place of solitude & peace, a great place to stop on a north to south trip for many bird species & humans find solace there too, like me...e
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/3/2011
I loved trips to Florida for Egrets, but now I expect to be quite confined to the North- with Herons.
Much enjoyed.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/3/2011
So authentic and vibrant! Being the Egret, this is an unmistakable feeling I know well, and you have penned this brilliantly.
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/3/2011
We had an Egret land on our property last week, quite impressive... Nice pen.

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