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.


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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