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.
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