Post on stilts plinth
Movement carved by stillness
Playing patience with statuesque
Time open-ended between moves.
But come the slightest nearby stir
Sets up stealthy pose for plunge
One swift jab-stab
Catch and swallow – reset stone.
Flight measured for leisure
Siesta born Lancaster bird
Lumbering gracefully to take off into
Unhurried royal and magisterial progress.
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