Dipping

in crystal streams
that brim with exquisite clarity
streaked with fronds of weed
children with nets
for sticklebacks and water boatmen
dip into the mysteries
rainbow trout
and biplane dragonflies
shimmering like electricity

shimmering like electricity
and biplane dragonflies
rainbow trout
dip into the mysteries
for sticklebacks and water boatmen
children with nets
streaked with fronds of weed
brim with exquisite clarity
in crystal streams

Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2018

Image result for paintings and artwork of children dipping for stickleback with nets
From Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children by W. Houghton, image found on Project Gutenberg

 

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: Reverse Poetry

Frank is hosting Meeting the Bar this week with reverse poems – poems that contain a part which can be read from top to bottom or bottom to top; however, the whole poem doesn’t have to be reversible. He has provided an example by Marina McCready, ‘the civilized man’.

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14 thoughts on “Dipping

  1. Love the imagery here! Something happened with your illustration and there is a huge yellow box with a message inside it instead? And I love the movement of who is doing the dipping in the two reads.

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