120108 on the surface

17 Jan

Spikes of a rain shower;
glint of sunlight;
feeding fish below makes wakes;
leaf on a spider’s cable measures the flow.

Red blossoms, yellow petals, two tennis balls;
fizz of a school of tiny fish;
scuttle of a startled water-dragon;
fallen bamboo pole measures the flow.

Large fish jumping;
airborne seeds may bounce, or catch;
swooping splash of insect catchers;
bent floating leaf sail measures the flow.

Leaves and twigs in backwater eddies;
heavy rainfall scatters all;
choppy river water sends waves up the creek;
one canoeist,
… mind ablaze,
… … floats downstream,
… … … measures the flow.

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Posted by on 17 January, 2012 in #MoP12, POEMS


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