Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

April 21, 2004

I Break for Poetry!


Show me again your snowy egret, Lord,
plumed in the color of an angel's cloak,
high-striding in the little brook
beside the supermarket parking lot,
hunting turtles fresh from winter mud--
peering calmly, keenly, into the stream,
stepping slowly, gently, without a splash--
peering, stepping, peering, teaching
two hungry sea gulls how it's done.


That one's for you, John!


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