Poetry By John CannonGray on Gray
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Gray on Gray
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.


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