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Tuesday, December 23, 2014


copyright 2014, Joy Acey
By the time the
light comes
up and

Has a rose-glow
eyes will not see herons
over grass lands, winging to the
next resting spot.

   Have you ever seen the Great Blue Heron?  To watch one take off in flight is amazing.  First, he'll stretch out his long neck, tuck his legs back and flap his wings.  In a flash he is gone.  Are there birds around your house?  This morning I'm watching Australian zebra doves and little rock doves waddling through the grass.  Can you write a poem today about birds, or your favorite bird?  Will you be leaving a Christmas present for the birds?  Have fun writing your poem.  Happy Holidays.


  1. Rosi,
    This one is for you. Merry Christmas.

  2. How sweet of you to write Rosi a poem. I'm so glad I know you. You're one of a kind! We have herons sometimes. Some look white. Some look gray or blue.

    Merry Christmas, Joy.