blue heron
standing at attention
in the shadows

—Bill Waters

About the author: Bill Waters
Titusville, NJ
bnwaters at


Responses to the haiku for 26 June 2002 by Bill Waters

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-05-30 07:47:12

    Thank you. I've been watching herons for a long time. When we lived in Illinois, I saw this poem at a nearby pond (that became like a second yard). In recent years, I haven't seen them as often. On Sunday morning, however, I saw one flying flying over Lake Michigan. More range and freedom here. Then I saw a second heron, and my husband saw both again last night. Such a feeling of blessing.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-18 07:52:43

    two bulging eyes
    through the still water ...
    the alligator

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-13 22:00:40

    Vast rolls
    moreover the seashore -
    an eagle fisher

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-06 15:16:51

    autumn twilight
    spotted pygmy rattler
    slinks beneath the hill ~


    indian summer
    violet wildflower, stands alone