Poetry By John CannonAncient Dance
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Ancient Dance
By John Cannon

Two great blue herons
floating down

To stand in shallows
with morning sun.

They spread their wings,
extend their necks,
and step
in slow-motion time.

Itís a pair displaying,
a mating dance ―
and relaxed.

I scarcely breathe;
donít break the spell;
So rare to see
this intricate ballet.

A shiver runs
clear down my spine;
Iím watching holy rites.

A dance duet so ancient,
before man lived;
for countless ages.


These dancers
beyond all time.

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