A stately blue heron appears each day at four
to fish for his evening meal.
At the edge of the marsh a wood stork stands
clumsy on one black leg,
then lurches away to find his prey.
At dusk, an invisible signal goes out to all.
Raucous quacking begins to mount,
reverberates when tree frogs join the chorus
with strident squawks and croaks
until the sound distends the air.
Who waves the baton
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