Saturday, February 23, 2008
Cranberry Lake: A Saturday Poem
An August sun baked our canoe
Where we had beached it, in the sand.
And, taking your small hand
Toward shade, I led you.
Or was it you, me,
Who followed, who led,
When gaily laughing, you said
This bunch here are portabellini?
This bunch of what? said I
Dumb as three brooms.
These here, see the mushrooms
‘Neath the tree where they lie?
How do you know this?
When I stopped you were shaken -
Thinking me angry, mistaken
By my horrified bliss.
I have studied them, learned
What they are, from a book.
Now walking with you, I but look
And they appear, as if pages were turned!
Just then the chirp of a squirrel
Awoke us, for a silence had come
Upon your words, and by some
Strange magic I knew you were my girl.
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