Herons relish marsh
Where potential mates relax
And dream of molluscs
This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #173, idea and fancy (synonyms are in bold). Great blue herons sometimes make it far enough inland to be seen near my house, and efforts to rehabilitate natural habitats are helping to make that occur more often. I’ve seen a few in the swamp next to our grocery store, but usually after hurricanes blow them inland.
Dedicated to Marnie Heenan, who likes nature poetry. Also my computer is back.