Strange Creatures

Rain drums patterns on the lake
Mist obscures the shore
Gusts of wind push serried whitecaps
Scuttling across the water
Strange creatures from Poseidon’s door

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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14 Responses to Strange Creatures

  1. Great imagery, and I love that last line.

  2. wolfsrosebud says:

    Nice… I wanted more.

    • chris says:

      Hi Patricia,
      Thanks for dropping by. Do you feel it is lacking something, or did you just want more because you enjoyed the poem? (I don’t mind constructive criticism, and welcome your thoughts.)

  3. brian says:

    ha, made me think of spotting Nessy on the lake…i would not mind seeing a sea creature…

    • chris says:

      Whenever I see numerous small waves rolling out, I think they look like sea creatures, or in this case, lake creatures, that have come up from the deep, like Nessie does. There is no Nessie in the lake nearby, so I make do with the wave creatures.

  4. Pat Hatt says:

    Wouldn’t it be fun to see Nessy or some other creature of the deep
    Maybe bigfoot took a leap
    And sprang up from the cold
    Wouldn’t that be bold

    But everything aside
    They might go out with the tide
    But your write was compelling
    Enjoyed the words you were telling

  5. The last line is brilliant wonderful poem

  6. Chris G. says:

    There is nothing quite so soothing or so magical as the oceans, I must say…

  7. I love to see a body of water in the mist and rain – and you have shown that to me today. All so beautiful, but the last line *kiss*…Just perfect in meter, sound and meaning.

  8. Lightning rips the sky
    Dark clouds thunder
    Cold rain pelts the trees
    Followed by shivering winds
    Restless Zeus hails his brother


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