Sandhill Crane

Red-head Sandhill Crane

long, graceful neck extending–

regally stands still,

alert to its surroundings,

 quick snatch, frog becomes dinner.

These striking, tall birds are common here in Florida.

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  1. Peaks with a bill
    Proud walk in the park
    Slendered tree sees*

    enjoy my Dearest Bodhirose(+)
    soulbro* 🙂 xo—{–@


  2. Lovely comment–thanks Dom!


    • sure thing Bodhirose..great time in NYC with Rouzanna….tell you about it when you have a chance..posting some pics on facebook(+)
      soulbro* 🙂 xo–{–@


      • Just saw your pics and made a comment on one. I’m so happy you had a nice time today–can’t wait to talk soon. xoxo


  3. Wonderful tanka.

    You are just expanding my horizons this evening, Gayle. Of to look up Sandhill Crane! 😀


    • Thanks, Jamie!

      I’m glad I can help expand your bird “horizons”. I’m in awe of these birds–they are common in our area–aren’t they something!?


  4. Jessicas Japes

     /  November 30, 2010

    Your poem matches the bird wonderfully. regal is certainly the word to use!


  5. just beautiful. you painted his posture perfectly. they look so cute, dont they?


    • They’re lovely, striking looking birds. Most often will see them in a group–sometimes with their young. I love to see their cuteness.


  6. Exquisite. Wish you could see the Audubon exhibit we have right now. Great inspiration for poetry.


    • I wish I could see it too–I know I would be enthralled. I get wonderful inspiration from nature and the birds that I have had the pleasure to see. Thank you.


  7. Very close observations Gayle..
    I identify with these birds- excepting I need to lose some feathers- I mean pounds..lolss

    Very beautiful portrayal of yet another beautiful one.. The image is so perfect!!
    Glad I read this here.. simple words with so many things to tell..

    Hugs xoxox


    • Thank you, Olivia. I’m happy you enjoyed this–I get such inspiration from nature. There’s such beauty in it–like this regal looking bird.

      Hugs and kisses…



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