Richard Quinney

Old Pond

Old Pond

by Richard Quinney


Over the course of the year 2019, observations are made and examined. Weekly travels are made to the pond for exploration, meditation, and the taking of a few photographs. “The house on the hill, where I sit and meditate, exists no longer. Memories exist, merging time past, present, and future. All is here, as I look into the pond at the Old Place.”

From the bank of the pond at the Old Place a frog jumps into the water and a splash is heard. The haiku poem is remembered:

Old pond
A frog jumps in—
The sound of water