Ode to a Pond

Posted August 21, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

Ode to the
wise old turtles
with their dark
red stripes, ducking
their heads; to the
green tadpoles wiggling
their see-through tails,
trying to swim;
to the bright orange
fish, splashing away
from the fluffy baby
ducks, cute and curious.
Their feathers white
as snow floating to
the ground as they
eat fuzzy green moss.

By Kat, 5th grade
[photo by sweetpea11215 via flickr]