Standing Motionless

Standing Motionless

between misty trees
the mud yields to heron tracks
along the river’s bank

voices of wilderness,
as wise silent sentinels,
kiss the rich black earth

who soon are

scratching delicate
rituals in sacred waves
across nightly skies

hushed by soft colors
of turquoise blue and orange
dripping in stillness

while fishing in

supple and lithe moves
marked by the effortless grace
of their wide winged spread

standing motionless
waiting patiently to pluck
up their morning feed

— genece hamby, contemporary digital artist & poet


~ by Genece Hamby on November 26, 2007.

4 Responses to “Standing Motionless”

  1. This is beautiful, Genece, so peaceful. I remember when I was living in Northern California, watching the herons, a stately bird if ever there was one.


  2. Very very peaceful, Genece.

  3. “silent sentinels” what a beautiful description of such a handsome bird

  4. Beautiful, again. I love Haiku, as well. Such a lovely mood.

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