Interlude: The Puddle

Leave a comment

8 January, 2019 by katelaity

whale tails ed

The Puddle

I chanced upon a small Person

Who was staring at a Puddle.

So intently did they gaze in it

I mused: Must be in a muddle.

Inquiring what was sought down there

The Person turned quite pale.

It seemed that in those shallow depths

They had once glimpsed a Whale.

Do not laugh! The sight was grim

And long horror prevailed.

I lingered there in hopes that I

Might glimpse the fearful tail.

A Puddle you might think as small

Reflecting only blue,

But I am here to tell you—‘ware—

The Puddle gazes into you!

So careful when you see a splash

Of rain that’s pooled together.

You may find a Whale—or worse!—

In that sort of Weather.

[Image via the British Library, of course]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6,064 other followers




Archives

%d bloggers like this: