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Monday, May 21, 2012

A heron sits
upon a telephone pole
calling, calling.

Searching for a friend,
family, a home.
He cries a heron call
and then lifts off.

      I saw this great blue heron on my morning walk in Tucson, AZ--a long way from any body of water.  He was quiet noisy calling out.  Watching this bird made me realize how important family is to me too.

     For today's poem, can you write about family?  Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Joy,
    Now I'm curious. Did the heron get separated from its family? Is it seeking a mate? Wonder how this story turns out.