2020 Wilderness Poetry Contest: Heron, Rising by Tony Reevy

Heron, Rising

by Tony Reevy

Clear, calm river,

sullen summer heat:

the Eno runs low

and slight.

Sudden black-blue

flash: reflection of the great

bird, startled by footfalls,

rising stately above

the valley. Not seen,

but its silent flight

mirrored crisply

in still water.

More about Tony Reevy:

Tony Reevy lived in Socorro, New Mexico as a child. Tony’s newest poetry publication is a full length book of poetry named after the New Mexico city, Soccoro. He worked in the environmental field for almost two decades and loves hiking.

Tony Reevy; Photo Credit: Caroline Weaver, Indiana University Press

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