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Blue Herons

November 1, 2007

In this weeks New Yorker is a poem by Robert Bly. We started to comment on the poem but decided that our photo of a Great Blue Heron was a more elegant and eloquent comment. bosque-blue.jpg

Wanting Sumptuous Heavens
by Robert Bly

No one grumbles among the oyster clans,
And lobsters play their bone guitars all summer.
Only we, with our opposable thumbs, want
Heaven to be, and God to come, again.
There is no end to our grumbling; we want
Comfortable earth and sumptuous Heaven.
But the heron standing on one leg in the bog
Drinks his dark rum all day, and is content.

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