by Oliver McKeithan |
Peepers chirp love songs
Looking for single misses,
Blue Heron stands waiting.
by David Smalling |
Sometimes at sunset my eyes skyward turn
To see the white of heron wings against the blue
Like the bright irridiscent candles, and yearn
For my winging heart to follow where they fly
For they are heading north, and north is home to you
Sometimes at evenings I wave my hands at them and cry.
by Iris Blade |
beautiful, light, love,
I was his earthquake
Shaking the ground at which he stood
He was an iridescent pebble
I tossed him like a skipping stone across the ocean
But I always found him
On a beachy island brought in by the waves
Stranded on a mountaintop
Shining in a desolate night
Dropped from the claws of a heron
Landing in my sea of basal tears
Rising up he lit the sky
For he was my light
And with a single sadness
I could bring my sun
Back to me
Shifting the day
For he told me
I could make the
by Laura Leiser |
blue, longing, love,
BLUE dances in sultry, slow motion
wooing her lover with piercing, azure eyes
draped in sparkling sapphires that
hang loosely around her blue blood neck.
She sways like a lusty sea breeze
wafting over a crystalline sky
with a cool demeanor that belies
her waves of passion and intensity.
Now, BLUE lifts her serene head
aloof, like an elegant blue heron
stunning in her brilliant, cobalt dress
luxurious long hair flowing behind her.
BLUE urges her lover to come fly away
mesmerizing him with whispering words
wrapping him in cerulean silken ribbons
seamlessly sealing him forever in her debt.
Written on 1/4/2019
by olusegun Arowolo |
Beauty of nature
The wind blows
And river flows
Beauty of nature
Heron birds display
As kids play
Friends hanging together
As drunks gather
Hearts of gold
Can’t be sold
He goes insane
Rehab rescues again
Love for money
Sweeter than honey
Sentence to prison
Charged for treason .
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by MAHTAB BANGALEE |
feelings, love, nature, romance,
Clouds touch the mountain and wet thrillingly
Fountain falls as snow and there fly heron
Rainbow smiles with tailor bird willingly
Bamboo leaves dance in green glittering morn
You and I come to exchange emotion
Butterflies on wild flowers, drink honey
Drone hums around hive on the bee’s valley
-November 08, 2018 Chattogram
by Juliet Ligon |
beautiful, blue, dance, kiss, romantic, romantic love, water,
Like a rippling lake, her azure silk dress flows,
splashing gentle waves with her delicate spin
into my awestruck arms as the music slows.
As I hold her closely and smell her musk skin,
she whisks me away to a sapphire sky
where ombre blues blend and collecting stars grin.
Her lake dress reflects, to my wonderment eye,
heron wings flapping within, in playful drifts,
as my mirroring heart begins to fly.
Her sash bow embraces a lifetime of gifts
as it wraps my treasure so beautifully
in the dazzling pleasantries of wordless wisps.
Azure radiance croons as she kisses me
in that dancing blue dress under our marquee.
by allen beilschmidt sr. |
I have lived and I have loved
and it was love, indeed,
that gave me life.
is love that has lifted me
far beyond the earth's
was love that engendered
an occasional cry-
(a saddened sigh.)
Blue heron hungers for his mate
ardently awaiting her return
Love has many hazards-
heaps of twist and turns;
yet without love
there is no life at all