O my prince! How colourful
the jungle sounds that
rush down the mountain stream
and silence your croak
How intimate your purple
seduction; your nameless
silence, your wishful hope
But you can dance! You can dance!
Your elegant foot-flagging calls
my name every time it hits the ground
In the water mirror I see my universe
My prince, I hear your twelve-verse
song and submit to you in a life-long duet.
Here is the link http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/08/dancing-frog-species-discovered-in-indian-jungle-mountains
BIO: Martha Landman writes in North Queensland, Australia, where nature and the news are the muse. Her work has appeared in various journals.