Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quote of the Day (Will Ogilvie, on the Heron, ‘Wide-Winged and Wonderful’)

“Now he hears a footstep; wakes a sleeping power;
Wide-winged and wonderful sails away, and slow.—
I can see a tall knight ‘neath a lady’s bower,
Riding with a shorn plume at his saddle bow.”-- Will H. Ogilvie, “The Heron,” from Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds, edited by Billy Collins (2010)

(The image accompanying this post shows a great blue heron.)

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