Sunday, January 3, 2016

Black-headed Ibis

by Ion Corcos

Stands on a ridge
in a sodden rice field,
its long, downcurved bill
probes into mud

sifts out
worms,
frogs,
insects

staunch body
soft like a cloud
black legs anchored
in the bog.

At dusk it flies
to roost
flaps its wings
white against the blue-black sky.

2 comments:

  1. The beauty of these birds as they sweep across the sky! Thanks for sharing this. Lisa :)

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  2. I love watching these birds! Thanks for your comments, Lisa. :)

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