Treasure Island

James Martin Devaney

(31 May 1890 - 14 August 1976 / Sandhurst, Victoria)

Previous Month May 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

The Frog Pool


Week after week it shrank and shrank
as the fierce drought fiend drank and drank,
till on the bone-dry bed revealed
the mud peeled;
but now tonight is steamy-warm,
heavy with hint of thunderstorm.

And hark! hark! hoarse and harsh
the throaty croak of the frogs in the marsh:
"Wake! wake! awake! awake!
The drought break!"
but no, that chorus seems to me
more a primeval harmony.

The thunder booms, the floods flow
blended with deeper din below,
and every time the skies crash
the swamps flash!
and the whole place will be tonight
a pandemonium of delight.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: frog, time, sky

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Frog Pool by James Martin Devaney )

Enter the verification code :

  • Sidi Mahtrow (5/11/2012 11:46:00 PM)

    The Frog Pool

    in the spring
    The pollywogs swim
    Hatched by the millions
    From eggs laid bare
    Now they join others
    In the watery lair.

    A fish like creature
    With bulging head
    A body and a flick of a tail
    Growing boldly
    As they swim about
    Mindless of the future
    And the coming rout.

    Suddenly tiny legs appear
    A pair up front and others a rear
    Vestiges of things to come
    As they swim freely
    No thought of what's to come.

    Then one day
    As the fat tail shrinks away
    They venture forth
    Onto terrestrial firma
    And are there to stay.

    They've metamorphosed
    To something new,
    A creature know to others
    Who come to view.

    A frog

    s
    S (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Courage Of Shutting-Up, Sylvia Plath
  2. Eavesdropper, Sylvia Plath
  3. I See The Blessing Coming, Gbolagade Taiwo
  4. A Bowl Of Eggs, Naveed Khalid
  5. Crossing The Water, Sylvia Plath
  6. Morning Air, Leah Ayliffe
  7. An Abstract Art, Naveed Khalid
  8. Mary's Song, Sylvia Plath
  9. Amnesiac, Sylvia Plath
  10. The Jailer, Sylvia Plath

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  3. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]