Sunday, January 30, 2011

So Secretly Deep



author's note:

What's the use of the poem below?  That's a fair question for me to ask myself of this or any other poem I post.

Well, when I read the sparse lines of this poem, I have a sense of the act.  Of kneeling, of lowering, of approaching the rich dark green water.

So, at least one of us has responded.


SO SECRETLY DEEP

When the wise frog
sees a prince
glowing silver-white
in the darkness...

it comprehends many
rich possibilities--

the frog knows
what the prince
could become
if he would just
lower his lips
to the water
of the pond--

beneath the trees:
its opaque oval
so secretly deep.

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
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