The great heron rises

In early winter air,

Stillness, and dim sun

Silver on wings!

 

Wing strokes

Are heart beats.

Farewell, great spirit

I loved.

 

Catharine S. Baker of Spruce Head wrote this poem following the death of her husband, Nicholas Snow, in late 2012. She said it was her attempt to "let his spirit fly."

 

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Waldoboro poetry reading March 20

WALDOBORO — There will be a poetry reading on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at Waldoboro Cafe and Baker, located on Friendship Street.

Students, published and unpublished poets, and the general public are welcome. Read a favorite poem or short prose.

This will be a monthly event that will normally be held on the first Sunday of every month at 2 p.m.

It is a potluck poetry reading, bring a dish to share. At this first event, beverages and pastries will be available at the bakery. Bring a friend.

For more information, call Randy Parmley at 832-0363 or 790-0527.