Treasure Island

Paula Robinson

(23.02.74 - Not Dead Yet / Stafford, England)

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A Frogs Life


I stare into the garden pond, wondering
On the theory of evolution
And how it applies to frogs
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  • Stephen W (6/1/2014 5:01:00 PM)

    I think they formed the habit before motor vehicles were invented.
    Perhaps the pond doesn't provide enough food for the adult frogs.
    Nice, interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (6/1/2014 9:47:00 AM)

    I love the whimsical, light tone of this poem, which asks one of the most serious of questions. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 2:11:00 PM)

    excellent poem Paula. The question why do they leave their pond, why do we leave our pond sometimes. ? thinking about that (Report) Reply

  • Jann Rau (6/4/2012 12:49:00 AM)

    Great poem, they are like teenagers leaving the nest, no idea what awaits them. (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (6/1/2012 10:58:00 PM)

    Paula, it is a beautiful poem, full of wonder and nature itself, I love frogs and I just saw a tiny one as I stepped outside :) Thank you for this wonderful poem.
    Kasia (Report) Reply

  • Evance Ombaka (6/1/2012 9:33:00 AM)

    Creative! It's Mother Nature that always has a way to prod curiosity in all living creatures to exploring new horizons. (Report) Reply

  • Evance Ombaka (6/1/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Creative! It's Mother Nature that prods curiosity in all living creatures to discovering and exploring beyond the horizons. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Van Allen (2/2/2007 11:26:00 PM)

    Paula,
    You missed the point - - -
    It is little boys like me,
    that grabbed them out of that security! (Report) Reply

  • Not a member No 4 (1/23/2007 6:40:00 PM)

    Thought provoking stuff Paula. I like this. We changed their world beyond all recognition by creating cars and roads and all the rest of it, and they'll adapt, or no more frogs in ponds - brutal isn't it! Survival of the 'fittest'. This poem will make it though, without any adaptations. It's very good work. jim (Report) Reply

  • Francesca Johnson (1/17/2007 2:47:00 PM)

    I used to cycle home from work, through a park, and past a pond where frogs would venture onto the path, and in the cool, darkness of the evening, would wonder exactly the same thing! It was hell dodging these little creatures. But I promise I never squashed one!

    Sweet little poem, Paula.

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

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