View Of The Pond

View Of The Pond

Cloudless the serene, stained so blue
From which the autumn sun gives a deceptive view.
For the air is crisp across the ears and nose; 
Yet invigorating, awakening the senses, head to toes.

In the pond, the luminous rays bathe,
Painting with crystals, all in good faith.
Each jewel crested ripple is hurried along
By the unceasing wind that isn't strong.

Translucent the water, apparent the rocks below,
If not for it's wrinkles, all the ponds secrets would show
A lone white feather, it's vane a sail,
Swiftly glides over the water in an unswerving trail.

The geese to whom the feather belongs
Dip and bob as they silently float along.
Ballerinas of the pond, tipping their tutus to the sky
While bowed down for the nourishment they spy.

Full of wonder, I soaked in the scene;
No matter, this route is part of my routine.
To the observer, each day brings a different view and feel.
Finding heavenliness, can make life seem surreal.

Find beauty in the everyday,


Photos and poem Copyright © 2020 Heather – Home Study From The Grateful Heart    All Right Reserved

I am reposting this poem that I wrote in the fall to share with Earthweal Open Link Weekend #58

Catch a couple of my haikus with the pictures below. Thank you.

A feathered tutu

Stark white, diamond encircled

Pointing to the sky

Graceful is the calm

Drifting, bobbing, up and down

This the dance of geese

The feather it seems

Floating on air, hovering

Yet it’s water clear

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

9 thoughts on “View Of The Pond

  1. Lovely to meet you through earthweal…..I love your poem, especially the “Ballerinas of the pond, tipping their tutus to the sky”. Your photos are glorious. It’s awesome that you are home schooling.

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