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The Puddle

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The Puddle

I gaze into a large puddle,
Can see the three worlds.
One beneath containing life,
Swimming freely chasing foe.
The second on the surface,
Floating leaves motionless.
The third and most miraculous,
The reflection… 
Which is me.



By: Greg Stanley
Inspired by MC Escher’s “Three Worlds”

Entry into “Any Image Theme” Contest
Sponsored by Brian Strand

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  1. Date: 1/5/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Lovely words put together, lovely image, congrats. Greg on your win, love, vie

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 6:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~Brian's~ "Image" contest Greg. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 2:49:00 PM
    Great puddle poem....I have stared into zillions of puddles and hoped that something poetic could come of it....NOPE! NOTTA! You? Well, you got this thing down pat!! Enjoyed and congrats. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Wow, very nice piece! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 4:48:00 PM
    OOOOOh, this is really cool, Greg, What great imagination you have! congrats!!

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 12:11:00 PM
    Brian liked this one, and so do I. Congratulations on your win in his contest.

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 8:03:00 AM
    This is good, Greg. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim