The Lonely Heron

ImageSometimes…
all it takes
is the flight of a bird
to realise
how free we really are…..

He walked alone, all by himself…as if

he owned the entire garden-,

the one behind our house that always looked empty

without children.

He was like our very own solitary reaper-,

going about his work matter of factly,

picking up worms & insects in the mornings and evenings

with amazing dexterity!

We enjoyed watching him from our balcony,

his white feathers providing great contrast

against the lush greenery.

We wondered when he would find his soul mate-

the one he could share his life (and insects!) with.

And Lo and behold! a few days later she came along!

joining him in his search for worms, looking pretty and lithe.

But as they say, all good things come to an end..

Our lovely couple flew away too….

maybe to a better place or maybe on their honeymoon…

But I do look out of my balcony everyday,

hoping to see them again very soon!!

heron: one of the family of long necked and long legged wading birds
solitary reaper: refers to the famous poem by William wordsworth describing the beauty of the song sung by a lonely reaper
dexterity: manual skill
lush: fresh and tender
lithe: flexible
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About Apurva

Unabashed introvert, closet extrovert with artistic female obsession, hormonal male obsession, a penchant for wit and humour, crazy belly dancer, emotional fool, yet sober and boisterous kid lover, is running away with treasures and secrets from the darkest corners of her mind. Kindly catch her if you can and send her to love's eternal prison

Posted on March 12, 2013, in Light-hearted and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Very nice poem. You gave a wonderful or rather a beautiful picture on birds. While reading the poem i had a lively feeling in the balcony enjoying Heron. Ammamma

  2. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!!

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