Boeung Kak, formerly a lake. (Photo)‘In Memory of the Lake’ by James Christy The Society October 24, 2019 Beauty, Culture, Poetry, The Environment 4 Comments I hear Boeung Kak has now been filled with gritty sand, turned mud, now earth. The lake’s become a dusty field, yet memory preserves a berth for fishermen in long canoes, just toothpicks seen from on the dock, and sun-dark boys—no use for shoes— who paddled daily on Boeung Kak. The morning glory crops live on, as do the lotuses and lilies that wafted passively upon the water like the fishers’ village. My ears still clearly ascertain the rain that pounded its applause upon the surface of the lake before lost to the city’s jaws. James Christy received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Arizona University. His work appears in 101 Words and Heart of Poets Foundation. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Beverly S Stock October 24, 2019 Lovely. Thank you. Reply James Christy October 26, 2019 Thank you very much. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Reply Leo Zoutewelle October 24, 2019 I thought so too. Thanks! Reply James Christy October 26, 2019 Thank you. I appreciate your comment. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.