Birds are such beautiful creatures. Storks are fun to watch. They are so nonchalant as they stand at the water’s edge. So still, you would think they were sleeping standing up. Mantra was bird watching. I was along as scribe.
From across a pond we have to look into the scene. Mantra is watching a stork in the shallow water on the other side. Mantra presents The Stork.
She stands at the water’s still edge
Motionlessly waiting, she’s silent.
At her feet the green coolness stirs
As tadpoles make bracken eddies.
Tiny ripples from dragonfly legs,
Landing and skating in circles
Meet her ankles before the shore
And fade across the glassy surface.
Croaking in his very best bass,
Bullfrog beckons his spotted mate
From where she suns catching small flies
To tend the tiny tots’ nurseries.
She hops down from the turtle log
Swims beneath the water quickly.
Swirls in her wake give her away.
When she arrives, stork gets breakfast.
Was this one what you thought?
I hope you are having a wonderful evening.
© Red Dwyer 2012
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