The enchanted pool

photoart enchanted pool @hanginguptodry
my photoart @hanginguptodry

Heyday holidays
summertime longer than finger counting hours
shrimp of a boy with his net

prisoner of pirates
walking the fallen tree trunk blind
lagoon lapped toes

space-time sorcery
no newts or sticklebacks to lure
only mermaids and sprites

hypnotic sway of weeds
below a drowned witch waves at him
spellbound ’til the homeward call

With Toads Flash 55 word prompt plus lacuna  and joining other versifers at Poetry Pantry 


38 thoughts on “The enchanted pool

  1. Susan

    I remember being so spellbound! Love the imagination twining through the natural surroundings. My favorite phrase: “space-time sorcery.” Bravo!


  2. Kerry O'Connor

    “space-time sorcery” Brilliant!

    This is a wonderful narrative, Laura. I had no idea you were so talented in the visual arts too. I love your picture.


  3. I love those finger counting hours – perhaps the essence of childhood (and wonder) is hoping for more time..not less.. I love how you convey that rich as summer haze..and the photo is magical too


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