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KINGDOM OF THE FROG

By a still pond where the water lilies plate the mirror fair
the dragonflies in neon burst unzip the summer air
beneath the wilting willow in rippling rows of reed
the warblers spring like acrobats their hungry young to feed

the electric blue of kingfisher as he arrows from his post
on unsuspecting sticklebacks that fill his daily quote
the lazy drone of honeybees in drunken paths of flight
weave and fall haphazardly on every flower in sight

The pond King sits in majesty upon his padded throne
And surveys with green impassive eye the kingdom that he owns
Somewhere in the roof of blue a pair of skylarks call
enjoy these days of Summer for sudden comes the fall

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:06:00 AM

    Brilliant Poetry David, spiking the imagination. It is hard to find true poets with a knowledge of language, rhyme and presentation who can produce work as excellent as this......thank you
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Simply beautiful, David. A entertaining write, my friend. :)
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 1:41:00 PM

    It was such a pleasure to read your poetry today. I hope to be able in the next few weeks to find the time and energy to read and comment. May you walk through the garden of inspiration and continue to write and share your poetry with us David. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 11:04:00 AM

    Very nice poem David...enjoyed reading...Marty
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 4:29:00 AM

    Oh, I really love this poem David. I love your phrase "The Pond King" and the fact that he sits on a padded thrown. Unfortunately here in Britain we are still awaiting summer - rain, rain and more rain and floods. To come back to your poem: The line: "The dragonflies, in neon burst, unzip the summer air" really appeals to me. Good poem beyond doubt.

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