My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #127, also linked to imaginary garden with real toads The Tuesday Platform
Brooke Shaden Photography
Slow and deep
By the overgrown bank of sleep,
Dreams slip, cold and slow-moving,
Bearing dead leaves, a floating feather;
Fantasy distilled by the flow of water.
Emerging from the river and darkness of a dream,
A dragonfly shimmers its way upstream;
Demoiselles dance in moonlight;
Fish rise and ripple in starlight.
On the surface, icy water splashes;
Underwater, morning’s lighthouse flashes.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016