of the air and water

Great blue herons never look like they are of the earth to me. They look like they are of the air and of the water. Unearthly. I keep wondering if they are angels.

Eagles do not look earthly either. They do land on the beach occasionally but I see them in the air or in the trees most of the time.

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: unearthly.

3 thoughts on “of the air and water

  1. lifelessons says:


    Love this poem about a Great Blue Heron by Carolyn Kizer. I used to teach it in my literature classes and later when I ran away from home to become a writer myself, I met her in CA. It was a thrill.

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