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Egret and I on a Winter Dayís Dawn
Joan Leotta


He and I were alone.
He poked his beak into the
stream to capture breakfast.
I stood quietly with my camera
on the opposite bank to capture
sunís first streams of light.
Songbirds joined us
as light spilled out from
sky across the stream
onto my lawn,
providing the background
music to our mutual quests.

© by Joan Leotta.
Used with the authorís permission.

Joan Leotta lives near the coast in North Carolina. Her words and presentations tell of food, family, and strong women. Joan's essays, poems, short stories, and novels are widely published. She enjoys spending time at the beach and loves early morning hours for the silence, beauty, and opportunities to connect with nature. Learn more about Joan

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A wonderful moment, so wonderfully described! Thank you, Joan!
Posted 01/13/2024 08:13 PM
Alone yet not alone. Nice poem on the beauty found in awareness.
Posted 01/12/2024 02:43 PM
Winter does have its beauties, some of which you have captured in your concise, lovely poem.
Posted 01/11/2024 08:59 PM
Lovely poem,Joan. I needed that peaceful image.
Posted 01/11/2024 05:57 PM
Larry Schug:
Fortunate to be at the right place at the right time AND be blesed with a poem, too!
Posted 01/11/2024 05:19 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautifully expressed.
Posted 01/11/2024 01:26 PM
The beauty of simple things. But the songbird chorus lifts the moment into something sublime.
Posted 01/11/2024 12:56 PM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Love this uplifting nature poem showing winter in the south with egrets, stream, light and lawn.
Posted 01/11/2024 10:22 AM
Wilda Morris:
Simple but lovely poem, Joan.
Posted 01/11/2024 09:44 AM
Stephen Anderson:
A nice dance-with-nature poem, Joan!
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