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Heron Rises From The Dark, Summer Pond Analysis



Author: poem of Mary Oliver Type: poem Views: 7

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So heavy

is the long-necked, long-bodied heron,

always it is a surprise

when her smoke-colored wings



open

and she turns

from the thick water,

from the black sticks



of the summer pond,

and slowly

rises into the air

and is gone.



Then, not for the first or the last time,

I take the deep breath

of happiness, and I think

how unlikely it is



that death is a hole in the ground,

how improbable

that ascension is not possible,

though everything seems so inert, so nailed



back into itself--

the muskrat and his lumpy lodge,

the turtle,

the fallen gate.



And especially it is wonderful

that the summers are long

and the ponds so dark and so many,

and therefore it isn't a miracle



but the common thing,

this decision,

this trailing of the long legs in the water,

this opening up of the heavy body



into a new life: see how the sudden

gray-blue sheets of her wings

strive toward the wind; see how the clasp of nothing

takes her in.






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