“Mandarin Duck”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #214, “Mandarin Duck” by Buson



mandarin duck –
rain falls silently
from an oak

© Yosa Buson (1716-1783)

without sound
colored leaves dive into
the city park pond             © Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

reflection in lake
orange and blue streamers float
resting ducks


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to “Mandarin Duck”

  1. mzach456@comcast.net says:

    looks mlike coloring for adults


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