is the magic a bullfrog wields
his invisible splash

His appearance
a great gift to all species
who know what it means −

A lily pad floats
just above the earth’s mantel
he surveys both sides

Leaf below his feet
to the stem’s muddy anchor
and from the sky, up

Marjorie Bruhmuller’s poems have appeared in various literary magazines in Canada, the US, the UK, and India. She lives on a farm in Quebec's Eastern Townships.