I love what a duck does to the water that surrounds it. According to their movements, they sculpt it, setting up patterns and movements that make a lake a giant canvas for ducks. This duck paddled quickly all the way from one shore of the Guanajuato reservoir to to the other, hoping for a handout, no doubt. Sadly, I had nothing for it, and look at the wonderful photos it gave to me!
You can’t swim waters meant for drinking. I should have known. What was I thinking? Yet nonetheless, I found it rude that my skinny-dipping interlude was ended on that summer’s day by a cop who wouldn’t look away. Instead, he watched as I stepped, dripping, from water one day he’d be sipping. Picking up and then unfolding my clothes, I listened to his scolding. “Lady,” he was muttering, all worked up and sputtering, “You cannot put yourself into The water meant to put in you!”
I woke up with two of the lines in this poem going through my head. I had to go find the other lines to go with them. I was hoping they’d match up with the daily prompt, but it was too far a stretch, so here it is, all alone on its own.
What fun to look back a few years to look for photos to meet this challenge. The first one of the bird in the water plants was taken on a trip to Peru several years ago. This particular picture was taken on a pond near the Amazon. The picture of the ant was also taken in the rainforest on that trip.The Mayan woman is a fountain that I commissioned and that spilled water into my pool. Unfortunately a workman tipped it over and broke it a few years ago and the new one I paid for and commissioned has never appeared. Nor has the artist I paid to make it. Sob. The gold colored building is my studio and that little cactus in front of it is now at least 30 feet high. The water lilies are on a pond in the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic–the town I live near in Mexico, and the green moth flew on to my computer screen a year or so ago and actually had a poem dedicated to it. It was very tiny and only a little bit less green than this picture depicts it to be. Thanks for taking this journey through green with me! If you want to see larger versions, just click on the pictures.