I try to grasp
reflections on the water
as they blue away

-Marta Madigan




  1. Joe Mattern on April 9, 2018 at 9:14 am

    ‘Lake Cane’

    I Am The First One In
    And The Last One Out
    Together We Win
    And I Have No Doubt

    I Am So Blessed
    To Have You In My Life
    In You I Excel
    Thinking As Clear As A Bell

    I Am A Better Man Because Of You
    And For That, Thank You!

  2. Shawn berg on April 9, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Life of the lake

    your splashing towards me with a breeze
    Hoping to call me to the waters Edge
    I dip a toe
    But must walk away until the morning

  3. Brian Parramore on April 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    “Woof woof, the Lucky swimmers!”
    Was there a one dismayed?
    Not though the swimmer knew
    someone had blundered.
    Theirs was not to make reply.
    Theirs was not to reason why.
    Theirs was just to swim or die.
    Into the Lake of Cane swam the six.

  4. Brian Parramore on April 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Gators to the right of them.
    Lampreys to the left of them.
    Pi-ranners in front of them.
    Flashed and gnashed, and roared.
    Driven at with tooth and claw.
    boldly they swam, and well.
    Into the Jaws of death.
    Into the mouth of Hell.
    Swam the six.

  5. Brian Parramore on April 9, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Flashed all their forelimbs bare.
    Flashed as they turned in air.
    Stroking through the gators there.
    Charging a swarming school,
    while all the World wondered.
    Plunged in the frothy choke.
    Gator bones and teeth lay broke.
    Pi-ranner and lamprey
    reeled from the freestyle stroke.
    Shattered and sundered

  6. Mia Erickson Stevens on April 9, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Lake Cane – Lucky’s Lake Swim

    Early in the morning,
    When the water is calm,
    I’m ready to swim,
    Just past the palm.

    Swim cap is on,
    With my goggles in hand,
    I put my toes in,
    and feel the sand.

    The Lucky’s Lake swimmers,
    Take off with a dash,
    Swimming across the lake,
    With very little splash.

    A great way to start,
    Your day at sunrise,
    By experiencing outdoors,
    Is the greatest prize.

    Mia Erickson Stevens

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