Friday, November 10, 2006

Dinner Plans

An old frog
croaks for his supper
in the crater
of a mud-puddle moon;  
a black snake slithers
from the hollow of a log,
a red tail hawk circles overhead.  


Anonymous said...


jel said...

I love the first part and the last part ,:) but you could have gone all day without writting about the black snake, messed with to many this summer :P

samuru999 said...

love this one too Pat!
Would have loved to hear you read it...
Next time...okay!
Enjoy your evening!


MB said...

I like this. A pond is not just an ole fishing-hole, eh? Enjoy that mud-puddle moon tonight!

Cathy said...

I am going to read this to my son tomorrow.
And thanks for telling us about Mary Oliver; her poetry is fantastic!

Anon said...

Love this.

Samurai said...


I've started my blog about Japanese culture arts. I appriciate if you link to my site since I would like many people to know Japanese culture. Thank you!

Inconsequential said...


Russell Ragsdale said...

And Frank Sinatra singing "That's Life"... Sparse and Haiku-like. Good one Pat.

Poetry by Kai said...

nice one

Pat Paulk said...

SB, thank you!!

Janice, I agree, I hate snakes!!! But in the overall food chain, the slimy, slithering beast fit. Thank you!!

Margie, I escape to the lake for the weekends and don't have a microphone for my laptop. Thank you!!

MB, thank you!! I did!!

Thank you Cathy!! Her poetry is fabulous!!

Anon, thank you!!

Samurai, thank you!!

Thanks, inconsequintial!!

Ain't it the truth Russell!! Thank you!!

Thanks Kai!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Makes me feel like I'm there! :)

polona said...

i love this one (including the snake) :)
a frog in the crater of a mud-puddle moon... great image!

Masago said...

...the tension!

Don Iannone said...

All are quite delicious for dinner. Which do you have? Good one Pat.