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Monday, January 20, 2003

Water Picture

Rating: 3.1
In the pond in the park
all things are doubled:
Long buildings hang and
wriggle gently. Chimneys
are bent legs bouncing
on clouds below. A flag
wags like a fishhook
down there in the sky.

The arched stone bridge
is an eye, with underlid
in the water. In its lens
dip crinkled heads with hats
that don't fall off. Dogs go by,
barking on their backs.
A baby, taken to feed the
ducks, dangles upside-down,
a pink balloon for a buoy.

Treetops deploy a haze of
cherry bloom for roots,
where birds coast belly-up
in the glass bowl of a hill;
from its bottom a bunch
of peanut-munching children
is suspended by their
sneakers, waveringly.

A swan, with twin necks
forming the figure 3,
steers between two dimpled
towers doubled. Fondly
hissing, she kisses herself,
and all the scene is troubled:
water-windows splinter,
tree-limbs tangle, the bridge
folds like a fan.
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COMMENTS
Mrgetrekt 04 December 2018
I hate it I dont like it
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Sanjay 20 February 2018
A verry nice poem
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dhruvita bhungaliya 17 February 2018
Ye poem musical ma hai kaya
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Suzy Marebra 02 February 2018
A very pleasant poem.
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Douglas Scotney 02 February 2018
metaphor is doubling and more
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Susan Williams 02 February 2018
Stunning! Absolutely stunning! ! How hard that must have been to describe things upside down so well that I could see the images in the pond. Captivating, enjoyable, in all ways poetic. She gets a huge 10 from me and a spot on my fav list.
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Edward Kofi Louis 02 February 2018
Dogs go by! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Anil Kumar Panda 02 February 2018
Great imagery. Loved the flow and concept. Thanks for sharing.
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Savita Tyagi 02 February 2018
Beautiful poem! So rich and vibrant with imagery. Last lines have specially struck me. Is poetess trying to tell the power of love brought out through an image of kissing duck. Love certainly has power to create ripples in life.
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Ruta Mohapatra 02 February 2018
Very well pictured! Thanks for sharing.
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