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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 10th March

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Aparna Pathak

oh, to have

the heron’s hollow bones—

the weight of winter


- Carole MacRury

( Sharpening the Green Pencil,

2018, The Romanian Kukai Group

Commendation )

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What a beautiful poem. Thanks, Sanjuktaa


A classic poem!


I was initially attracted to this poem maybe because I, too love birds and like to watch them. But beyond that,this poem speaks to me on many levels. Hope it does to you too. Here is Carole MacRury with her lovely insightful commentary and she shared two gorgeous pictures as well with us.

Over to her:

I photograph Great Blue Herons in all seasons.   Some of these photos have illustrated chapbooks, and one, which I’ve attached won the cover illustration for “Heron’s Nest’, in 2015.  Also, I’ve written many heron haiku, and won other contests using the heron as theme. “ sinking sun / the heron stalks what’s left / of the day” Francine Porad Haiku Award, 2015 3rd Prize. 

Membalas kepada

Most beautifully written


Beautiful, I love this one.


Beautifully crafted, and resonates with me, a northerner. By the end of winter, even if one loves it, one wishes to take flight.

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