The Pond Where Stars Swim

by Stefani on 4-March-2008

This Is The Pond...

This is the pond where frogs sing ballads and stars take their moonlit swim.

Shirts R 4 Rocks

These are the rocks that ripple the pond where frogs sing ballads and stars take their moonlit swim.

Boys Throw Rocks

These are the boys that throw the rocks that ripple the pond where frogs sing ballads and stars take their moonlit swim.

This is The Road

This is the road through the tall swaying pines where travelled the boys who throw the rocks that ripple the pond where frogs sing ballads and stars take their moonlit swim.

These Are the Fields

These are the barren fields that seem to go on forever before you get to the road through the tall swaying pines where travelled the boys who throw the rocks that ripple the pond where frogs sing ballads and stars take their moonlit swim.

When next those boys travel down that road, those fields will be green and then white and then brown again.

The fields will change, true enough, but the tall pines will sway yet, the frogs will sing on, the stars will swim ’round the moon each night, and wherever rocks and boys may meet, there will be throwing and ripples in the pond.

Pond Gazing

kristin March 4, 2008 at 8:04 pm

is this pond very close to you? or are those barren fields really very far from home?

i would love to have a space like this so close…

Beth March 4, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Oh, I love that… Thank you.

Alicia A. March 4, 2008 at 8:45 pm

woman. you blow me away every time.

this is the most amazing little story!

DanaB March 5, 2008 at 2:57 am

Great pictures, what a gorgeous day you had!! Always wonderful to see kiddos enjoying the sunshine n nature–always.

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Ellie March 5, 2008 at 3:28 am

That last photograph is stunning! Those crisp, perfect reflections in the almost purple water. And the spurts of red thrown in from the boys’ jumpers. Though the boys themselves are still and reflective.
Thanks for your lovely story, about a beautiful day.

Tara March 5, 2008 at 4:34 am

Oh, this post makes me so happy and so anxious to move. We have plans to be on our own 10 acres, next to a giant frog pond!!

Sarah Jackson March 5, 2008 at 5:23 am

Look at your sweet boys having so much fun. They’re lucky young men to have such a beautiful spot.

emily March 5, 2008 at 5:32 am

you’re going to make that into a story book for your boys, aren’t you? i hope you are. you must.

Diane March 5, 2008 at 5:50 am

Have you been reading Jump Frog, Jump?! I have been reading it ad infinitum and hands down your story here is waaaaaaaay better! The photographs are lovely. As always.

dana March 5, 2008 at 6:48 am

Are you sure your not a professional paid writer somewhere somehow? Cause I would pay good money to buy your stories/thoughts/words on paper.

Tracy March 5, 2008 at 7:14 am

What a lovely prose.

I got your package! It’s so deliciously lovely! Thank you! I didn’t think you’d forgotten, I just figured it would be a surprise! And it was! The fabric is my favorite part.

beki March 5, 2008 at 7:56 am

*sigh*

OMSH March 5, 2008 at 8:13 am

Pretty header.
Yep, I too loved the prose.

And the journey shot.
And the rocks shot.

Yep
Nice.

Jennifer March 5, 2008 at 8:16 am

What an amazing story! You should put it together page by page with the pictures for a little book.

jessica March 5, 2008 at 8:46 am

stephani-
You are just sooo cool. Your posts are so creative and inspiring!! I’m so glad you’re out there in blog land.

kort March 5, 2008 at 9:05 am

lovely! lovely!

Grace March 5, 2008 at 9:47 am

I love this more than anything, you amazing Stefani, you. Wow.

molly March 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

It is so fun to see this same location at a different time of year – is it near your grandma’s? Love the rocks in your son’s shirt.

Heather March 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

This is terrific!

Liz March 5, 2008 at 2:06 pm

beautiful.

Julie @ Letter9 March 5, 2008 at 4:45 pm

GORgeous. All of ’em. My favorite’s the road with the trees.

molly March 5, 2008 at 5:00 pm

oh man. i love this.

Ella March 8, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Beautiful post! and photos.

Jules August 5, 2008 at 4:29 pm

I know I’m way behind the times but I’ve just read this post & couldn’t let it go without a comment.
Wonderful everything. Poem, idea, pics & of course ~ boys.

Thanks again for bringing light & inspiration into my morning.

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