My pond


A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is. 

Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘ Like The Water Hyacinth ‘ 

The water hyacinth 
floats with flotsam 
and refuse goes along so smooth 

 Surfs, ducks, bobs, to tide 
sunk nearly drowned but not drowned
 spin, rise, resolute 

 Down under with roots 
marine mammals, fishes kiss 
Their best sanctuary 

With the symbiosis 
I envy water hyacinth 
Just the way they are

 It just goes along 
With the nature of water 
Why not for friendship 

 Ency Bearis (c) 2011

Water lily 

beautiful it is 
but unaware 
even when fought over 

 Copyright © Solomon Ochwo-Oburu


  1. I get to see water lilies so rarely. I enjoy them when I do see them. The only time I ever got to see them regularly was when my mother in law had to go into a nursing home. They had a small manmade pond with a couple of gazebos where visitors could sit with their loved ones (back in 2018!) and it had water lilies in them. Thank you for the memory.


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