Poems by Krikor Der Hohannesian

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Wambaw Creek

by Krikor Der Hohannesian

From Canary Fall 2010

Krikor lives next to the Mystic Lakes section of the Charles River watershed which empties into Boston Harbor - now relatively cleansed of pollutants.

draped over the knobby knee
of a majestic cypress,
a cotton-mouth dozes
beneath a blanket
of April sunshine

astride the far bank a young doe
hesitates, eyeing us warily, spindly
legs on tremulous alert, nostrils flared,
before bounding off apace
through the swamp grove

we, the intruders,
paddle ahead quietly
feathering oars with great care
to mask the ripples
of our trespass




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