Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Feeding koi

Flashes, splashes of gold
orange yellow white black
punctuated by plaintive
open mouths, jostling
and competing for bits
of compacted pellets
(25 cents per serving)
(what a deal) (even if of
unknown nutritional value)
delighting both a child
and the child within.

This poem is submitted for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.

Photograph: Grandfather and grandson feeding koi at St. Louis Union Station, April 8, 2012, by Stephanie Young.


Jerry said...

That's a good grandpa right there...and not a bad tie to boot!

H. Gillham said...

Noting sweeter than the relationship between a grandfather and his grandson...

that's a blessing that only God could give.


JofIndia said...

Just how long is that tie, Glynn?!

Anonymous said...

"...both a child and the child within."



Brian Miller said...

smiles...they have this at smith mountain lake...and still love to feed the fish and looks like you had a nice partner as well..smiles.

hedgewitch said...

The best part of grandkids(besides themselves of course) is that you get to be a kid again, and you're old enough not to be embarrassed by it. Nice one, Glynn.

Janine Bollée said...

What a seething mass :-)
I wonder what a young lad would make of that.

Matthew Quinn said...

Fun poem. Reminds me of visits to our botanical garden where there is a lake with koi.


Deidra said...

I'm smiling! Thank you.

Patricia said...

So darling... your grandson. He looks like you. =) Beautiful capture... the child and the child within. Such a blessing to have a grandpa with quarters in his pocket.

S. Etole said...

There's a lot of love in this photo!

Megan Willome said...

Love that tie.