Sunday, June 11, 2023

Poetry: Lone Bird

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Lone Bird

Steaming sun rays vaporize dawn’s soft dew,
Piercing through trees like shafts of fire, molten gold.
Perfume of wet soil and new growth wafts, permeating all.
Blades of grass wave, beckon, entice.

Traversing this verdant landscape, like king of his domain,
lone white seabird, ibis, struts and hunts,
Spotting crawling prey amid the thick foliage.
Striking, stark, pure, the s-curved neck bows, darts,
While curved coral beak traps, as necessary,
To live for another day.
But, solitude is not usual for this bright bird,
Always seen amid kin,
Leading one to contemplate that, sometimes,
The pristine peace, the quieting alone-ness, the brief rest
Of tranquility, the cleansing breath of solitude…
Is necessary for birds… as well as men,
To persevere,
To live,
For another day.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Amazon.com. Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


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2 Responses

  1. FRANK PISANO says:

    Another great poem about how important the life of birds are including humans.

  2. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Hello dear brother and thank you so very much!

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