POEM OF THE DAY: Mirror Lake by Rolf Erickson



to nibble
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.

Mary Oliver’s poem of a fish leaping At the Lake also captures this kind of magic in words.

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. […]


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

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


  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 […]


  4. deborahbrasket Says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

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