Poetry Friday: Cloudshadows


“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Deep in the woods behind our house is a pond where our boys fished in the spring, searched for turtles and snakes in the summer and fall, and ice skated in the winter. As they grew older, they spent less time in the woods and at the pond, and the path that led to it became overgrown and impassable.

Earlier this fall, my husband cleared the path and the pond was accessible to us again. I spent some time there a few weeks ago,  soaking up the peacefulness of the woods. It was a perfect spot to find “commonplace marvels” and to be inspired for Mary Lee’s #haikuforhealing.


cloudshadows float across
the pond’s unruffled surface:
sky mirror

© Catherine Flynn, 2016

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10 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Cloudshadows

  1. Ha–Carol calls your poem “reflective”!
    Catherine, this is anything but commonplace–to have a pond, to revisit the site of growth and change, to see sky and earth in one frame…I can imagine a person returning from that place unruffled.

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