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Reflections

Reflections

The pond is a blue mirror
holding the tree still
for the camera

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Underground water
seeps to the sunlit pool -
dreams recollected

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Mist in the valley -
on three ponds, the lightest wash
of watercolour

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She treads carefully
down the slate steps to the pond,
between silences

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Five goldfish flicker
above five goldfish shadows -
a heron watches

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The surface ripples
above deep stone shadows
making them shiver

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Underwater green
holds true to its own stillness,
erasing all scripts

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Scatter-tracks of fish
on the pond’s rippling surface -
shadows far below

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Rain patters lightly,
touching the weed-filled pond
with cool caresses

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The cloud has come down
to the still pond. They mingle,
substance and shadow

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The cow contemplates
her own reflection, stirring
among wet reeds

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Moorhens dip and glide,
breaking the surface tension -
their skyscape ripples

Reflections
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