At the Marsh Today
Blue heron hunting for frogs
is the petroglyph come to life,
the one in Arizona on that rusty
flat rock etched a millennium back as
testimony and offering, a wisdom
generously shared. Praised be heron’s
elegance! we are agreed
yet do not heed
his purpose, tireless and long-meant, awaiting
strange eyes patient to read a sign given
and extend so generous a grace
to a people not yet born.
Mark Goad is a poet now living in the Boston metro area (USA). Born in Ohio, he has lived and studied in Chicago, Geneva, Switzerland and Boston (with sojourns in Connecticut and rural Nebraska). Undergraduate and graduate studies have been completed in English Lit., German language, theology and philosophy. His work has been published previously in Assisi, BAPQ, epiphany, Bluepepper, Decanto, Extracts, Crannóg and other literary journals.