A Tale

Translucent wings flutter as stain glass 
beauties swoop and then soar for a meal;
in days long gone another dragon spieces
spied the landscape looking for unique 
treasure other than pesky, tiny misquotes.

White tailed rabbit nibbling!

Emerald islands float, tufted succulents
bouncing, blooming, bursting forth in sun;
a healthy meal at duck pond. Circular 
vegetation, a meal on watery floating plate, becomes first course before meaty frogs.

Red tailed hawk perch high in pine!

It’s here hard, hallowed turtles tower tumble 
in and out, at will, on bundles of thick
marsh grass, weathered wood and speckled rocks to view the gathering insects, reptiles,
amphibians, mammals and piercing sun.

White tailed deer sipping pond water!

Beneath slithering snakes show an exotic dance while frogs hold their stand frozen in place, muskrats cowering in dry corners of muck munching on snails delights bobbing up and down walls of his cattail den.

Ringed tailed raccoon resting in branches!

Bubbles breathe to water’s edge, stirring stagnant pond. Aerating life dug deep in earth made dungeon; inhale-exhale habitat year after year. Courting life and death over and over again until generations melt away.

Red tailed fox passing looking for a meal!

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”

Proverbs 27:19
Linking to: https://earthweal.com/2021/04/05/earthweal-weekly-challenge-the-teeming/
P. Wolf; I have a covered porch which overlooks this marshy pond. With each season the pond’s face changes. New things to see and enjoy!

Published by wolfsrosebud

The writer, homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, hiker, sewer, cook, author of Biblical fiction, and devotional writer; all for His glory and by His help.

8 thoughts on “A Tale

  1. What a wonderful thing to have, a covered porch which overlooks a marshy pond, Patti! You have a front row seat! We are lucky to live by a dyke from the local river and the Norfolk Broads, so we do get to see dragonflies and other ’stain glass beauties’. I love the sounds and movement in ‘tufted succulents bouncing, blooming, bursting forth in sun’ and ‘hallowed turtles tower tumble’, and the way your poem meandered between short and long lines and stanzas of prose.

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  2. OH! A covered porch, with such a feast of ever-changing visuals to watch through the seasons. It doesnt get much better than that. The phot ois beautiful. What a glorious sheen on the water, love the ripples and reflections.

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