To His Coi Mistress: A Frog's Marvelous Vision
A Coi Moment
A Frog Speaks to his Coi Mistress
Had we but world enough, and time,
This Coi-ness, Mistress, were no crime
We would sit down and think which way
To swim, and pass our long love’s day;
So, while thy willing soul transpires
At every pore with instant fires,
Put aside thy fishy flesh and free
That mermaid queen I know to be.
Then you and I shall blissful lie
Above the water, below the sky
You shall be my lass and I, your lad….
’til my Wife returns to our lily pad.
With Apologies to Andrew Marvell and his delightful poem