Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Courting on Foot

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.

BIO:  Martha Landman writes in North Queensland, Australia, where nature and the news are the muse. Her work has appeared in various journals.