Tuesday, April 12, 2011

age before wisdom...

when i see him
i always think
he must be very wise,
to have survived 
from ancient times
to now—
but he doesn't care
what i think.
he just wants
a fish,
or maybe
a photo-op.

20 comments:

betweenhearts75 said...

LOL, love it, and such an amazing creature! Wonderful photograph! :) ~April

Jodi said...

Wow, he does look ancient.

Brian Miller said...

hehe...and perhaps in that is wisdom? smiles.

Porky said...

The best of the day so far. Insightful.

Rachel said...

:-D Made me laugh. The wildlife you get to take pictures of is amazing!

ayala said...

Leslie, I love that!

versebender said...

Love the photo...and the speculation. Ancient wisdom...or just looking for a meal. Well done! vb

janice said...

wonderful poem and photo...and to think of writing a poem from this amazing creature's perspective is what makes poetry so wonderful...it has no limitations...wonderful write!!

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tolbert said...

Well done...roaming around inside a bird's head. Makes you wonder why we use phrases like 'bird-brain' or maybe more obvious is 'bird's eye view'...either way, i imagine this wise old bird could tell us if he wanted to. I really like the lighthearted approach with this one.

Fireblossom said...

He knows the shaved head look is in. ;-)

Enjoyed this!

S. Etole said...

Some of us just don't age as well as others ...

Emily Young said...

i just love woodstorks. and i love this poem even better. i think he did want a photo op. definitely.

Elaine said...

Leslie, I love your lighthearted and insightful look at wisdom. Such a good write.

G-Man said...

I just LOVE upbeat positive things.
Very cool stuff...G-Man

signed...bkm said...

What a great photo...and he took advantage of the camera I think...very nice Leslie...bkm

Rick said...

Love those wood storks ... a face only a mother could love ! Great shot !

becky said...

Funny guy!
Truth in your poem ...you make me smile :)

Jannie Funster said...

Yep, that breed is always ready for a photo, bad feather days, or not. :)

Really liked this, Leslie!

violet said...

Lovely! And I think he is very photogenic, or perhaps your camera has a crush on him.