It's a secret world of silhouettes and caution,
of motionless pond lilies, gently swaying blue flag,
and cattails straight and true.
Of patience measured by the sun
and seasonal patterns ingrained as S-curved necks
wing overhead, thin, long legs trailing.
A tawny shadow flickers and fades, dandy drakes
promise momentary fidelity, and yellow belly sliders bask
beneath branches draped above water's stagnant edge.
All this is offered me, this resting during the mid-heat
of day. One is wise to accept this as a gift,
clear the mind. Just breathe.
Margaret Bednar, July 7, 2014
Linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Open Link Monday. I hope you can breath this in and feel what a beautiful bike ride I had on Sunday! I was on my own, so I had no one to annoy when I wanted to stop, watch, and photograph.