Beauty on the Wing

I thought you were a lawn ornament–

brother to pink flamingos, so still, so silent.

I dared not blink in case I missed your blink,

Was that a thought I saw, a step in the water.

Ah, we have lift off,

beauty on the wing.

Santa Barbara May 25, 2012

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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18 Responses to Beauty on the Wing

  1. tootlepedal says:

    Elegant bird, good pictures.

  2. dorannrule says:

    Gorgeous – both the words and the photos!

  3. Mona says:

    nicely done … I enjoy reading your heartfelt poetry … and looking at your pictures

  4. melodylowes says:

    I’ve nominated you for an award! You can view details here:

  5. pattisj says:

    You got great lift off shots with the side view. The one I see most often flies away from me, giving me the rear view!

  6. Beautiful bird. One we get so see now and again.

  7. SL Schildan says:

    The only photos of lift off or landing in our pond are through a maze of trees. Hence we see not quite focused leaves with a blur of blue behind them. Great job, Lilly. šŸ™‚

  8. When I was little I didn’t think Pink Flamingos could be real, I just figured all the crazy people in Florida loved the same yard ornaments! šŸ™‚

  9. loved it! Especially the line “I dared not blink in case I missed your blink”. Love the time lapse photography too! šŸ™‚

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