|Photography by Talon|
My intake of breath
draws your attention,
your eyes unwaveringly direct.
Inwardly my heartbeat
drums a frenzied beat
as unnaturally close we stand.
Intimately the ocean breeze
encircles us, embraces us,
tidal waves wash our feet.
Indecisively I stand, trance-like
wishing to reach out and touch
but propriety dictates a hushed reverie.
I accept your gift, unsullied
a moment shared between two worlds
until you decide to spread your wings
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, February 12, 2012
This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Weekend Challenge"
I wrote a similar poem on May 4, 2011, but I think this is significantly different, perhaps an improved version, to offer this as an original take on the above photo prompt. The photos below I took while on spring break last year. I was within touching distance of this Great Blue Heron while walking the beach and I was so surprised as these birds are usually quite shy and evasive. I have tried many times, unsuccessfully to capture them soaring in the air. Talon's photo above wonderful and I love the texture of the grass!