Poem of the Day


Portrait of a Puddle


I can tell you about the weather.

Am I growing or shrinking?


I can show you how a paper boat floats

and be a mirror for your smiling face.


I can be a drink for a thirsty bird,

or a short slurp for a cat on the prowl.


I can annoy new shoes,

but splashing gum boots love me.


I can be a short stay hostel

for tadpoles or mozzie larvae.


I can be temporary and tempting.


I have possibilities and potential.

I am a puddle.


© Pat Simmons

2 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. Like your poem, Pat. I never knew puddles were so versatile – but they clearly are. I’ve always liked the way poems – when done well, as yours is – can allow you to see something in a completely different and unexpected way.

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