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The Muir

The Muir 
There was a small lake near the farm I lived at for some 
years in my childhood. The lake was on peat land, and 
it water was fenny and dark. The lake also had slow 
swimming trout, that tasted of mud when eaten and 
where left to swim placidly around near the surface of
the lake tarn.  My friend and I built a small boat with sail 
we tried to cross the mere, but the boat sank. My friend, 
Peter, who could swim tried to swim ashore, but didn´t 
make it. I remember his scream as a thing dragged him 
down and hoped he would stop. There was a silence, then, 
I heard the voices of the adult coming to the rescue. 
They never found Peter in a pond that had no bottom,
was lukewarm and boundless and had its foundation in  
the maelstrom of conflicting horrors.   

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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Very nice... Terry

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 5/31/2013 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Terry
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Jan -- As sad story if true. Sad if it's not. You imagery is vivid in that murky pond. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 5/31/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you kathy