Wherein the Beautiful Great Blue Heron Sticks Her Landing
The poet William Stafford wrote an exquisite poem about muses, “When I Met My Muse.” My reading of that poem is that our muse lives inside each of us. For me, the muse is the Great Blue Heron within. As Stafford wrote
“. . . I am your own
way of looking at things,” she said. “When
you allow me to live with you, every
glance at the world around you will be
a sort of salvation.” And I took her hand.
When I Met My Muse [excerpt]
Poem by William Stafford
Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
Thanks to Brie and WordPress for the WPC Challenge: Muse.
Thanks also to Leanne Cole for hosting the Monochrome Madness challenge.
And thanks to Paula for hosting her Black & White Sunday. Paula’s topic this week is telling a story. The first part of the story told in this photo was the previous post, taken a few minutes before this capture.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™
The Tao of Feathers™
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Great Blue Heron
Posted on June 28, 2015, in ardea herodias, Art, Black & White Sunday, Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, Monochrome Madness Challenge, Monochrome Monday, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged great blue heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.