Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Frog

Popping eyes above the water
Blowing bubbles in the weed
Croaking swimming hiding
Swimming diving disappear

Popping up in different places
Hiding here and hiding there
Under leaves and in damp places
Home is everywhere

In a pond or somewhere wet
Leafy nook a weedy place
Splash, a ripple disappeared
Leaves close over tight and close

Floating islands jelly like
Appear like magic in the night
Cling together like a raft
Life suspended yet to live

Its that time of year when you find frogs hiding in the most unlikely places, dedicated to all frogs everywhere.

Alistair J Parker
11th April 2015