A poem about nature and life
Snow white egrets, solemn and stoic,
Next to blue flowers on gravel bars.
Down the waterway they hold their place,
In a mystery of silent communion,
With the dignity of soldiers guarding
Their sacred posts, the rite of Spring,
The stirring of larvae in their struggle.
The spirit ascends, the essence of existence,
Sacredness rises from mud;
Snow white sentinels protect a mystery.
The balm of life, water flows past,
And carries the seeds of life finding joy, the cause
Of nature, the divinity of existence.
All life is precious, all connected,
Seeking the spasm of procreation,
The instinct that life must continue.
Throughout nature mothers sing,
Giving life and nurturing existence.
As long as the great birds come the seed will be safe,
Protected by white sentinels.
Dragonflies hover over the scene,
Catching the sunlight in an ecstacy of being,
Carrying the words of truth: I am alive.