We love when you share pictures and thoughts around how special our local water is, especially in poem form!
Lisa Nagel shares her pond connection with this poem by longtime Cape Cod poet and Pulitzer prize winner Mary Oliver.

At Blackwater Pond
by Mary Oliver

At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled
after a night of rain.
I dip my cupped hands. I drink
a long time. It tastes
like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold
into my body, waking the bones. I hear them
deep inside me, whispering
oh what is that beautiful thing
that just happened?

Got a Pond Story you want to share? Email Kristin Andres at kandres@apcc.org
Pond Stories are a collection of writings from Cape Codders and visitors who love the 1000 local ponds that dot the Cape. We hope this collection of stories, that are as much endearing as they are environmentally aware, will awaken your inner environmentalist to think deeper about our human impacts to these unique bodies of water. Check out these valuable resources to learn more about the current challenges Cape Cod ponds are facing and how you can be a better pond steward in your town.