Friday, November 20, 2009

A small body of water

is what I can see from the kitchen

while I cook.
It is only small,
but it is enough.

The life on the lake
keeps one in touch
with Nature,
as the ducks swim around
and dive for whatever it is they
find under the water,
and nip each other
if one gets too close.
There is one we call
 the Joker,
because he sounds like
he's laughing
at his own jokes.

The Canada Geese
fly in,
and stay over for the night,
or a few days.
They are so much more
regal than the ducks.