Sunday, April 5, 2009

LISTENING (OSI)














THE HERON KNOWS ONE BIG THING

hush
be….. now, be
very quiet and
very…..
be…..and know

listen to the…..small
voice inside you

be….. my heart
and I will…..the waters
….. water runs
deep

will you…..be
here in the morning?

I …..love you


Photo by Juanita Small Salmon: Great blue heron at Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, near Ronan, Montana

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30 comments:

Lin said...

lovley poem and great photo

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely words to go with an equally lovely shot! Have a great day, Deb!

magiceye said...

love the verse....
and the image...so beautiful

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the heron and the water, Deb... And that poem is wonderful.

Happy Sunday to you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Geraldine said...

Lovely work Deborah. A moment spent in nature! Hugs, G

Tammie Lee said...

lovely
the way you have written this took me to a quiet place, pausing between words, listening to what you are saying... listening

Maggie said...

Enjoyable read and photo...I have never seen a heron except in photos...this lake looks so peaceful that I can almost hear the silence of the calm water.

Annie said...

Touching. Created a moment of stillness within me.

anthonynorth said...

Delightful words.

zoya gautam said...

..not always can all words be written-
some need to be painted-
thanks for sharing this..

bobbie said...

Lovely. Both words and photo.

In answer to your comment - I remember the Stevenson poems very well. That was one of my favorites too.

Quiet Paths said...

Sometimes the most important words are ones unspoken; the inferences are so clear when they are not... "there".

Sue said...

knowledge comes in the spaces between the words.

Beth P. said...

ah..you still have my heart all aflutter...

Thanks for this lovely thing! And the photo...stillness erupts into dinner sometimes.

Jim said...

Sshhh, someone is ... listening!
..

Vixen said...

Lovely. It was like listening to someones heart.

Kallen305 said...

Love the OSI. Herons are great birds!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful, tender poem. I find myself holding my breath as I read it over and over. I didn't want to disturb the peace!

Shellmo said...

Beautiful words to go with this very patient bird!

NovaS said...

oh i love to watch river side.. that just one great poem and a picture...



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Jeeves said...

nerNice poem and picture

Tumblewords: said...

Nice work - the format speaks to listening - really enjoyed it!

Raven said...

Lovely poem and lovely image.

Amias said...

Herons are so utterly beautiful. Your poem is quiet, so quiet I can hear it clearly.

fourwindshaiga said...

Don't they look like such good listeners, too? Lovely combo.

citosol said...

hehe...I know this poem! ;)

Rose said...

Oh, Deb, I like this one...

Tammy said...

Still, how creative you are and we could all take notes from a Heron.

if said...

delicate and appealing images!

Patti said...

I love this- so poignant and the photo is beautiful. Thank you