15 June, 2004Issue 3.3Creative WritingOriginal Poetry

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The Heron

Carmen Bugan

Vast wings
Rose from the river
Leaves
quivered,
White
blooms
fell
A gap of air
Went up with her
Leaving me
A channel from
Dreaming to waking.
She flew so closely above,
My skin shivered.

Carmen Bugan Carmen Bugan’s book, Crossing the Carpathians, is forthcoming from Oxford Poets/Carcanet this October. She is an editor of Oxford Poetry and is finishing a DPhil on Irish poetry at Balliol College, Oxford.