Great Egret at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
by George McHenry of Transit Notes
Were you not always distracted by yearning,
as though some lover were about to appear?
Let yourself feel it, that yearning.
It connects you with those
who have sung it through the ages,
sung especially of love unrequited.
Shouldn't this oldest of sufferings
finally bear fruit for us?
From the First Duino Elegy