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The pond.

Powder blue and yellow bodied -chasers dance like neon lights.
Flying, skimming, back and forth, shiny iridescent, bright.
One lands brushing, dipping, gliding over water cool.
Hovering with helicopter wings, on the olive algae pool.
Turquoise coloured Damselflies glow in verdant green grass.
Tiny bodies elongated, menacing hornet's noise , heard to pass.
Thirsty bees drink at edge, water boatmen suspended still.
Black beetles spin in frenzy, whirling, going nowhere, until.
I dip my net into the pond, breaks the glinting surface tension.
The pond's a lifeline on the hottest day, certainly worth a mention.
Blanket weed clumps lie scattered, in lime green mounds.
Insects land on it, relief, cooling, from cracked, baked hard ground!
Shadows, silhouettes of shading trees, Alder and Willows sway.
Dappled surface , hot sunlight, the pond alive, throughout the day.

About this poem

This is about a large pond in a field, I visited this Summer and found quite fascinating watching - a mini drama was taking place!

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Submitted by ljsanders on September 28, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 873
Words 146
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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