There is a small pond near my house. I go by it on my daily walk, and sometimes I see a heron. I had not seem him in a while, and I saw him twice this week! Seeing my friend made me think of another heron I saw on a December day a number of years ago and this poem I wrote at the time.
Happy New Year!
Last Day of the Year The time was special I did not want for it to end After a night of darkness Came a little ray of light It encouraged my soul I started my day with hope I knew I wanted something different I was drawn to the park, special to my beloved and me It was a time of quiet My mind occasionally drifted off But it did not wander far I saw a heron wading serenely in a small pond I was close and he did not mind my presence A circuit of the lake, and he was still there And I knew my soul needed more of this quiet time I found a bench by the lake. The sun sparkles on the water Some geese swim near me They halt their progress around the lake They keep me company for a while And the geese and the water and the sky And my beloved and I are all one What a blessing!
December 31, 2014