Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Baby Turtle"

Baby Turtle

Like a thumbprint
you're unique, but common
in your perched preference,
still and content

until I wend my way forward
if one so young
will hurtle away in fear.

Quickly answered
as pond's tranquil surface
safely pockets
your tiny, tumbling fury.

Guilty, I retreat
beneath July's blue sky
feeling ever the growling giant
to your tender little Jack.

by Margaret Bednar, July 27, 2014

The photo is a blurry mess - hastily taken with my iPhone.  I did take a video of it scurrying across the rock and back flipping and ker-plopping into the pond.  It really was cute … but I accidentally deleted it.

I've never seen a turtle so young and so small.

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Play it Again, Toads" - where I revisited Grapeling's word list HERE.  

Saturday, July 26, 2014



I long for a window open
to grey mornings and bird-song

where heat
trickles in upon ocean's breeze

and afternoon storms
circle, swirl,

wash songs of ancient wayfarers
to sandy shores

where life's complexity and beauty
I hold in my hand


by Margaret Bednar, July 26, 2014

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads -Words Count with Mama Zen - Complexity writ small" in 60 words or less.