Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Frog Prince















Image: (c) Jamie K. Reaser



Moonlit pool
full of lover’s folly,
chorusing percussion,
rain pattering melody,
deep, silent, yearning
orchestrator.

Couplers
among reeds
blend frothy foam,
seedy renewal
mélange,
encapsulated.

Orbital cleavage -
northern, southern
eastern, western.

Oblong extension,
diagnostic division,
tossing, turning,
waltzing free,
settling,
silty bassinet
to be.

Tadpole.

Jetting through warm
algaed waters,
grazing diatoms daily,
master of watery domain
so envious of
water striders,
surface skaters
on aqua tension plane.

Budding limbs,
world embrace,
body interfacing
air and water,
stroke and glide sculler
traversing space,
passing time.

Night following night,
gold dust eyes star cast.
Day proceeding day,
radiant sun,
rainbow prismed dew shimmer,
bejewelled sedges.

Tourmaline damselflies
ingest,
master of terra domain.

Large Souled Frog.

Wishing upon a falling star,
content no more
to krink and trunk,
to bask upon a lily pad
when at dusk
nighthawk sipping
still waters
on wind,
something greater
stirs
him.

Forsaking mansion in the pool
vagile Ranid,
wanderlust,
trekking dreamtime,
trailing paths of ages,
master of world domain.

Fabled Prince.

Circumnavigation,
reflection in willow-edged pool,
manly gaze,
seeking kindred spirit
in wallows there.

Setting sun,
rising moon,
wet,
warm spring nights,
bass voice
croons
sea chants and ditties
midst
brethren’s choir.

Unhindered esprit,
rain pattering melody,
truth dancing
deep, silent, yearning
orchestrator,
nevermore denial be
master of your domain.

You.

©1996-2012/Jamie K. Reaser

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