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Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Month Is Going By So Fast!

Hi, everybun! It's a very gloomy Saturday here. I hope it's nice and sunny where you are. It's hard to believe how fast this month of poetry has flown by. We are down to the last few days! Today I was sitting here drooling over the Pier 1 flyer that came in the mail, dreaming about nicer days to come this summer. Putting that together with a conversation I had a couple days ago with the Husband about taming our blackberry patch was the inspiration for today's poem.

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Antidote for the Modern Lifestyle


My wicker chair,
          Painted in vibrant parrot colors,
                    Hides deep in the blackberry brambles.

Behind me, a cushion eases my back,
          Convincing me to put my feet up
                     On the gray boulder footstool.

On the iron arbor overhead,
           Long canes cross, and then cross again,
                    Tangling, and softening the glare of the sun.

My book waits in my lap.
           Real paper pages beckon to me,
                    Promising tropical travel adventures.

But, for now I am content
          To listen to a small brown bird
                    Chatter with the local frogs.
 


4 comments:

speedyrabbit said...

lovely poem Karen,its is gloomy and wet again here too,hopfuly the sun with be back soon,xx Rachel

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Fantastic! Just fantastic!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice. Beats whacking them down.

bunnits said...

Really like the poem. Behind in blogging as usual
Having trouble proving I'm not a robot, too