Poetry By John Cannon


Gray on Gray
Poetry By John Cannon

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Gray on Gray
Poetry By John Cannon

In eerie silence
 
the great heron
strokes slowly
through the dusky mist,
 
It could be
ten million years ago
 
at the edge
of a primeval swamp,
 
Just above the tips
of water-loving trees
there’s only dense gray vapor
 
and the heron
rowing in slow motion,
 
No other sight or sound,
 
A living tableau
lost in time,
 
And then
 
the plaintive soft cooing
of a single mourning dove.