The cauldron- for lake view

There is always a bubbling poem
within a cauldron called life 

Cherished mondegreens, veiled dulcet whispers
some undeserved gifts, some stolen snapshots
a few essential love swirls within
the caliginous mood of nights
some red fescue and lost fireflies
A potpourri to season its ebullient delights

It simmers over an ouroboric fire
often stamped upon vigorously
yet never out fully
in the shade or sun
upon a little heap of broken rocks
hissing away to the flame scorching it black 

All you need to do is tilt it a little
and a poem flows out.

©Reena Prasad 18th feb 2013

2 thoughts on “The cauldron- for lake view

  1. Hi Jack.. Let me explain .
    Ouroboric = is used here in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself.
    Mondegreens =A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. here it is a deliberate misinterpretation.. cherished because the new meaning is something dear .
    I hope it is not too foggy, the explanations. 🙂 Thank you so much Jack for appreciating the poem.


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