19 May 2006


                Turtle Pond

                Theirs surely is a small universe,
                yet they sit perfectly still on the rocks,
                little heads held up,
                lost in thought
                contemplating philosophies
                too profound for me
                to imagine.
posted by Gilbert at Friday, May 19, 2006

6 Comments:

Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

A poem from my juvenile days ... This is really based on the serene sight of turtles in a Buddhist temple, but I couldn't find any photo that really shows what I tried to show in the poem.

May 19, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

You captured the mystery of turtle quite well, how their stillness and perpetually old-looking selves project wisdom and understanding.

May 20, 2006  
Blogger MB said...

Oh, but I was looking for turtles on those rocks, I was. You found a couple gorgeous photos.

This poem made me smile. Amy's right, you got the sense of old-philosopher that they exude.

May 20, 2006  
Blogger floots said...

great little poem
(love the pix too - are they yours)
maybe turtles tortoise all we know :)
i'll leave you to devise the terrapin pun

May 22, 2006  
Blogger Alson Teo said...

Excellent piece. I like the way you give it a Zen-like treatment. :)

May 23, 2006  
Blogger sigmund fraud said...

I think the photo is very apt because I see so many turtles in them, exactly what the designer and perhaps you too had intended to.

May 28, 2006  

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