creative ramblings & reverie

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Making the Best of the Incessant Rain

Our yard has become marsh.
The egrets will be coming any day now,
white and dazzlingly self-aware
as Hvorostovsky on a Russian stage.
And we, their audience, cry

na zdorovje
seeing them, admiring
their brilliance in this dreary week, the way
they make us feel, like a small icy draft
of coriander vodka slipping down.

image: Snowy Egret, Franco Folini

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