It sits there, in the middle of a city -
Amid the trees and rocks
Waiting for nothing -
living and breathing from day to day.
A quiet pond - one filled with and surrounded by life.
Mallards floating on the surface
Or standing on the shore with their young ones.
Koi swimming beneath the surface -
Turtles - snapping and other - under and above
Bluegill of all sizes and ages -
And one lonely carp - swimming as if King of the Pond.
What else lurks beneath the surface I do not know.
Above the surface exists another realm of wonder.
Dragonflies and damselflies -
Rusty red ones,
Pearlescent white ones with black wings,
Small, pale green ones - who are fond of humans.
And off in the trees are other creatures -
Squirrels, chipmunks, birds and crows -
All making their presence known -
Chirps of chipmunks and squirrels,
Songs of small winged creatures
Raucous ‘caaaws’ of big black crows -
All exist together creating Nature’s Symphony.
Walking round the Lily Pond on a perfect Summer’s Day -
Dappled shade and sounds of God
I can only wonder why oh why no Lily Pads!
July 12, 1999
© Mickey Clees Anderson (aka Rosalyn)
Tags: Nature Pond Wildlife Youngstown