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From the Sky's Blue Papyrus

Maya Ellenson likes to improvise in zen poetry as she basks in Florida's parks and wildlife.

Out of the Blue

Hobe Sound Beach, Florida

Hobe Sound Beach, Florida

And Again These Sandhill Cranes

Hobe Sound, Florida

Hobe Sound, Florida

From the Sky's Blue Papyrus

This steamy afternoon

the air feels like a vellum

inscribed with clouds

strewn randomly across

the sky’s blue papyrus


perchance what I see

is the boundless palimpsest

with its symbols obscured


from beyond the frail leaf

of the moment

serendipity befalls


two sandhill cranes

with their rattling call

crop up in midair


pulsing


letting their presence be palpable

long before they land by the man-made lake

to sip water


perplexingly synced

they stride apart

and yet together


Crane Synchrony

Hobe Sound, Florida

Hobe Sound, Florida

Solo For a Moment

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Apart and Yet Together

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Comments

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on October 13, 2018:

Thank you very much, Mark!

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on October 13, 2018:

Gorgeous birds and beautifully penned poetry.