Poetry By John Cannon


Ancient Dance
Poetry By John Cannon

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Ancient Dance
Poetry By John Cannon

Two great blue herons
floating down
together,
 
To stand in shallows
bright
with morning sun.
 
They spread their wings,
extend their necks,
and step
in slow-motion time.
 
It’s a pair displaying,
a mating dance ―
rhythmic
and relaxed.
 
I scarcely breathe;
don’t break the spell;
So rare to see
this intricate ballet.
 
A shiver runs
clear down my spine;
I’m watching holy rites.
 
A dance duet so ancient,
before man lived;
Unchanged
for countless ages.
 
Riveting,
Spellbinding,
 
These dancers
beyond all time.