MY FAIRY IN THE CRYSTAL REEDS
(and other frogs)
On the wings of a dragonfly-
Or is it just the shivering surface of the water? -
A fairy appears, tiny,
Pretty as a day. She seems confused -
A large assembly of frogs forms around her,
Seemingly unhappy, as she offers her chant.
A wooden bird calls,
At the third time, a giant crystal reed descends
from the clouds
On its way down, swallows a part of her in the water.
A second one follows,
Then a third, a fourth, a fifth and a sixth.
At the seventh,
While the last tiny little bit of her
is being erased,
Are sucked in,