Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"The Trout," by Amy Lowell

Naughty little speckled trout,
Can’t I coax you to come out?
Is it such great fun to play
In the water every day?
Do you pull the Naiads’ hair
Hiding in the lilies there?
Do you hunt for fishes’ eggs,
Or watch tadpoles grow their legs?
Do the little trouts have school
In some deep sun-glinted pool,
And in recess play at tag
Round that bed of purple flag?
I have tried so hard to catch you,
Hours and hours I’ve sat to watch you;
But you never will come out,
Naughty little speckled trout!

1 comment:

  1. I can see your feeling Spring. Very cool. What a great post "Shirtsleeves" is. Could really feel the joy ,happiness and appreciation. Another great post in "Trout" Love the poem and especially the photo. The angle, the tone and the feeling are striking. Really like it. Could you discuss it sometime? Playful poem but with spot on observation.