Beyond the Pale
Common Water Frog (Rana esculenta): photo by Holger Gröschl, 2003
Tom,Thanks for this green frog, the sound of water in pond, and Creeley's "persistent rain" ----1.4orange edge of sun behind black branchesof trees, motion of green leaf on branchin foreground, sound of waves in channel one thing is that, to be in words the relation to a gesture, coming across an area, point to stagedsilver of sunlight reflected in channel,white cloud in pale blue sky on horizon
Yes, thank you, this helps :-)Lovely frog. He/she is proudly staring at us after dive into water, ¡splash!I remember one translation of Basho's haiku in which the last verse was something like this: splash, sound of water. But I don't remember if it was in Spanish or English (and I can't look up now ¡I have to work!)The ripple effect...Mmm. Who initiated it?
This brightens this bright day. That frog feels like a friend. My copy of Basho is currently out of reach on a high shelf. Thank you for bringing it to me.
so many frogsin one pondcroakingold poetold frogold pond.....PLOP!far beyond sound frog leapsfar beyond frog sound leapsOld Poetsitting beside the pondeating fried frogs' legs( I jus cldn't resist... so much for my Knew Year's Resolution!!!!)
Sweet echoes, spreading ripples and bright reflections...That frog feels like a friend.(Indeed, then it must be one.)so many frogsin one pondcroaking(Yes, here we all are.)sound of waves in channelsilver of sunlight reflected in channel(Part of the frog's "world picture", too?) (And by the by, Steve, my indelible "frog memory" dates back to the great El Niño flood winter of '68-'69 in "pre-developed" Bo-Town, a vacant field on Nymph [!] Road, turned into a sea of frogs, a pond becoming a chorus of swelling song... ) Which puts one in mind of...The ripple effect...Mmm. Who initiated it?I think that great initiator can only have been Dame Nature!
Tom,Yes, the frogs are out there, at it again, once it gets dark -- Nymph Road's "sea of frogs" is probably still there. . . .
...and I think I can almost hear them singing... as the waves wash in...(No, back down to "earth" -- the present, clunk! -- that's just the whooshing-past of the late night traffic, again.)
the "woosh" that I heard when camping in an Arizona desert just me & that ...sound-wave http://edbaker.maikosoft.com/shrike/26.htmlwhich led me to the ending of some Magnificent poem that I wrote but can't remember:afterallit sonlyonewave(one of these daze I shall mmwemorize some-thinghowever, mere activities are precluded by my actions/reactions ...so, no Real "teacher" is needed...sort-of an "who's on first" (Abbott & Costello) kind of ....way ?)
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