Can you hear me, my large-eyed lover,
and the song that I sing in the spring,
see my love-bulging eyes, hear my swollen-throat
song from my long-leaping lungs and my
silly-lipped grins as I stutter amour in chatters
and creaks, my mate, my rib-it, rib-it? Come
lay in my web-sticky arms and we’ll
celebrate for one glorious week with
mosquito pâté and dragonfly wine,
we’ll roar in the rushes, our love
camouflaged in water-white lilies.
Author’s Notes – I wrote this tongue-in-cheek poem to enter in the Ohio Poetry Day Contest in 2010. Who knows what a frog is actually thinking when it is courting? Who’s to say there might not be a love-struck poet among our mostly-aquatic amphibian friends?
It won First Place and was published in their annual chapbook, Best of 2010: 73rd Annual Ohio Poetry Day Contest Awards.
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