A snake snuggles between the marigold and lobelia plants
in the rectangular garden box in the backyard.
A mother duck with her newly hatched babies
swim towards the center of the lake.
One fish is seen jumping in the distance
in and out of the water
executing stunts like an Olympic swimmer.
Two beams of sunlight dance with each other
on the surface of the water
faint whispers in the background
heard from dragonflies
taking a siesta on the black rock
under the ancient pine tree.
Copyright 2011 Julie Kovacs