On Dappling Pond

a poem about the beautiful Mandarin duck and the not-so-beautiful Muscovy duck Mandarin duck, Pexels.com On Dappling Pond White, crisp half-moon,   the blue crested melt   to ruddy hind swoop. Tawny wings tucked under,   belted by royal blue. Sleek chest, brazen   blue as ocean-deep. Neck ringed in   maple majesty lace.      … Continue reading On Dappling Pond