POEM OF THE DAY: Mirror Lake by Rolf Erickson

MIRROR LAKE

One
trout
rises

to nibble
a
reflected star

sending ripples through the universe

© Rolf Erickson

Published in This Enduring Gift—A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry, 2010, and selected as the Poem of the Day, October 8, 2011.

Also see The Poet by Rolf Erickson.

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4 Responses to “POEM OF THE DAY: Mirror Lake by Rolf Erickson”

  1. Hafiz via Ladinsky describes the spiritual transformation of loving deeply within himself | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] The image of the fish swallowing the moon reminds me of a poem by Rolf Erickson called Mirror Lake. […]

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  2. The Poet by Rolf Erickson | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] Also see The Poet by Ken Chawkin, and Mirror Lake by Rolf Erickson. […]

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  3. Mary Oliver’s transcendent experience at the lake, put into words, might leave you breathless | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] Erickson’s Mirror Lake creates a cosmic connection for the […]

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  4. deborahbrasket Says:

    Lovely! Thank you for drawing my attention to this poem, Ken.

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