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Experiment 13

Green On Green

page 9

Green On Green

Emerald eye of
Dead-Dog pond
Sunday morning
we walk the fallen polished trees
watching for frogs.

Fat bells peal
chimneys of
the Organ House
puff notes of

Sudden remembered dream —
intricate passages
tennis nets
drifting rafts...

I catch a shrew in the dry grass
and hold
for a moment
without knowing it

like the image of a dream coin
in the palm

on the sound of an airgun.

Walking the logs once more
I see the green surface
broken by
green bodies
of frogs.

The shadow of a cloud moves over the pond.

Russell Haley.