Water – Part IV – Hidden

Hidden in the water and the marsh grass,
seemingly safe in its secluded spot
is a nest that we could easily pass
by and never realize is there if not
for a careful observation of where
a couple of mallards come from and go.
The mother sits on ten eggs, and soon there
will be some ducklings swimming to and fro
…at least, as long as that nest is not found
by some creature that has an appetite
for eggs…like a water snake that is bound
to steal those orbs like a thief in the night.
Nothing is for certain, because in life
beneath the surface there is hidden strife


The complete cycle can be found by hovering over the The Elements – Sonnet Cycles tab up above, and then clicking on Water.


2 thoughts on “Water – Part IV – Hidden

  1. At our place in the desert we have ducklings hatching all spring. It’s a delight to watch but a bit sad to see there numbers decrease as the hawks and coyotes have their way. But such is the circle of life. (we are on a water hazard on a golf course)

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