How can it be the end of January already? Yet here we are, on another Poetry Friday, with February standing the wings, waiting to claim center stage.
In the midst of busy home and work schedules, I'm always grateful for our lunchtime walks that pull me away from the keyboard, and out into nature.
For the last year or so, we've been delighted by the periodic visits of an egret at the stream in the park. I love watching his slow, deliberate movements and the graceful glide of his flight. His patience and unhurried movements are a welcome reminder to me to slow down, and not let the busyness of life dictate the speed at which I move through my days.
So I'm pausing in this busy day to post a haiku, inspired by this beautiful bird.
Striding slowly in the stream
Fishing, disturbs ducks.
©Elisabeth Norton, 2022, All rights reserved
Our host today is Irene Latham over at Live Your Poem. Glide on over to check out all the poetic goodness that is waiting for you there. And next week the party is here! I'll have the post up on Thursday evening my time. I look forward to reading and enjoying all of your posts next week.