There on the branch
where the heron was that time
Although your mind retains
an image of its slow,
-- its white composure in the tree --
there on the branch
and neither is anything else.
That's what I love about wildlife.
Birdfeeders - no.
If the birds are as sick
as I am
of getting breakfast
I don't want to know about it.
and "Da!" are exclamations that Sigmund Freud heard his grandson
Ernst utter while playing. This pair of words-meaning "Gone!"
and "There!" were a clue to Freud about the deep satisfaction
of participating in the cycle of loss and reappearance.