Sunday, 14 July 2013

the funny thing about Como Lake

the path round Como Lake 
winds like a verse 
in greenish blue and blue and green

and aqua notes that stir peaceably  
in the pleasance of that quiet scene

where hours while away in hushed geniality  
and introspection

all there, mindful of the tranquility of the place
but for the ducks who, from time to time,  
let loose in cacophonous honking quacks 
that careen off the Como Lake pool of serenity

like a hilarious joke on their guests
 Note: Como Lake in Coquitlam, BC is a sanctuary for ducks.  Many varieties including wood ducks, goldeneyes and mallards can be spotted when you walk the trail that loops round the lake.

Photos:  Shots of Como Lake – W. Bourke 

© 2013 Wendy Bourke


  1. A wonderful capture Wendy. I really like your opening stanza especially and those photos are top notch as well.

  2. Thanks again, Jennifer. I'm really enjoying the photography. You find out a lot quicker - whether you've got a keeper or not.

  3. I particularly like "the path ... winds like a verse." The ducks "letting loose" was a good surprise!

    Isn't it fun taking nature photos - especially nowadays when, as you say, you find out quickly if you have "a keeper or not." Not like the olden days!

  4. Thank's, Janet. I've discovered that snapping a few nature photos is a great consolation on those days, with a poem just won't commit to paper.