A Reflection

A Reflection

Snowy egret seemingly stalks
her own reflection in shallow
waters that barely move
around still white stones.

And I remember:

Evenings when I sat alone
on concrete boulders lining
the shore of Lake Michigan,
enthralled by moonlight
dancing over rippling waters.

Does the moon trust,
like I and the egret,
that it is what thrives
beneath slow-moving surface
that will sustain her,
let her dance continue?

Elizabeth Crawford  4/6/2018

Notes: Egrets, like Herons, are a symbol of fierce self-reliance and determination.
Image is a photograph taken at a near-by favorite park.

Posted at Waiting on Words 6: word for the day is Reflection
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3 Responses to A Reflection

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love that photo, one of my favourites of yours. I also love the comparison, between woman and egret, that it is what lies under the surface that will sustain her. Brilliant and wise, my friend. Indeed, it does.

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  2. Marianne says:

    Spectacular photo, Elizabeth. It seems to me that the egret has bonded with her reflection. I always love moonlight on water…so mystical. Your words are very true, what lies beneath the surface can be powerful enough to sustain us.

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  3. Pamela says:

    Elizabeth, this is beautiful. beneath the surface is the most the essential.
    Love,
    Pamela

    Like

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