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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


sun on the pond
the spread of a drake's wings
after mating

First published in Ambrosia.

Witnessed in Hyde Park, London, England. I thought the drake's bragging was extremely un-English. Okay, he got lucky, but still . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Le soleil sur l'étang, surtout lorsque le canard reprend son envol après l'accouplement. Haïku très imagé.

11:54 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

good one Bill

2:35 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

There was a New Yorker article a few weeks ago that discussed how un-English it is to complain, in connection with the recent elections. And yes, it does seem equally un-English to brag and for much the same reasons.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the comments, Marcel, John, and Melissa.

11:46 AM  
Blogger the garden harlot said...

how is your pond ? ours is dwindling in its water supply. it's all i can think about. rain isn't expected for another week, if that. it's a whole different ballgame when your natural resources are scaring you. oh ponds. but this is an irrigation one, so that makes it harder.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Oh, Bill...I LOVE this one. Your little comment made me laugh. :)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

this really does capture the drake's character, as you say how un-English...

10:38 AM  

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