Like spotlights from a balcony

the morning rays highlight

an incidental pond

appearing on the stage

of a wild landscape.

Is it a misplaced Brigadoon?

complete with musical score

of croaking basses

and chirping sopranos --

the cast of feathered actors moving

as if well-rehearsed

by a silent Director

whose design is to present

surprising springtime entertainment

more acclaimed

than any human invention.


Jannel Glennie, March, 2017



An Incidental Pond