Ponds-eye Pupils

(Becoming a Naturalist Part 32.)

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By Jack Phillips

 

Early morning pondside      liquid eye echos light into pondweed      

into eyelash rushes      brightens tiny eyes brass and gold     

pupils black      and here I am a pupil            in a little frog’s pupil      

and together we are pond’s-eye                                 -tutored pupils.

 

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Bullfrog froglet  (Lithobates catesbeianus). Photos by Troy Soderberg.

 

Pondside poetry this Sunday at Waubonsie State Park. Details here.