A pond
calm and serene
in the shadow of
a magnolia.

Couples were dating
children played
babies crying - sometimes
adults talked.

That in the distant past.
In the recent past
He was abandoned and lonely.
Currently pond are not alone.

It came a skittish population
usually invisible
By this unknown quantity.
countless but noisy.

With time and lots of patience
can be visualized some of them.
They curious come to the surface
First one … then another …

The cheeky after look us for a while
issued a loud sound … crooc crooc …
while emptied cheeks.
Fill again and … crooc crooc.

Several now on the surface
incredible noisy cacophony,
fortunately photography
It is a silent art.