Soft lake waters
faint blues    where
the    solitary male mallard     swims
        the empty sky   
              the immense lake.

About the Author
Judith Cody, poet, writer and photographer has a poem in the Smithsonian Institute’s permanent collection, has won national awards and honors from The Atlantic, Amelia, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, Robert Frost Foundation’s Director’s Shortlist, was nominated for a “Best of the Net” award, she’s published in over 160 journals. She edited a PEN Oakland anthology, was Editor-in-Chief of the first “Resource Guide on Women in Music”. One of her poems was chosen from a world selection by the Norton Center for the Arts for a year-long gallery exhibit. Books include: “Garden On An Alien Star System”, the internationally noted “Vivian
Fine: A Bio-Bibliography”, “Eight Frames Eight”, and in photography Cody’s
World War Two “B-17 Photo Essays” rank number one in the world on Google out of
about two hundred billion.