Oddments

In search of story

February 2.19

2 Comments

 

The deep deep woods

is guarded by

a small small troll

two inches high;

he’ll challenge you

with round round eye

in little hole —

a sly sly spy.

If you would walk

his white white earth,

you pay his toll,

the tax on worth,

not in penny-ante cents

but still still pause

of reverence.

 

 

With many thanks to photographer Mary Jo Bassett.

And also thanks to Johnny Gruelle,

who introduced me to the deep deep woods in his Raggedy Ann stories ever so long ago.

 

2 thoughts on “February 2.19

  1. 2″ troll? I hope he has a loud voice because with my big feet, we might collide. 🙂 Beautiful photo.

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