Blue Heron


Shimmering in sunlight glancing from the lake
Poised on stilts, patient for its prey:
Dawn apparition—portentous presence
            Imperceptibly distilled into air.


Published in the March 24, 2017 issue: 

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is a longtime Commonweal contributor.

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