Saturday, March 23, 2019



As far as I know
I've not a drop of Irish blood
coursing through my veins

yet swoon when I hear said accent,
dream of traversing Cliffs of Moher
in County Clare or the Ring of Kerry,
resting in the town of Killarney.

(Just reading an Ireland map
makes one a poet...)

A mop of red hair, fair of face,
and I believe I've found
my Wise Protector,
a drop of Irish and I settle
for not one but two.

One I name Blue
for the adventuring we will do
upon mountain's Blue Ridge,
another I name Redmond,

nicknamed Red,
not for the outlaw O'Hanlan,
although he's a bit mischievous,
as puppies will be.  It's those moments
when he settles beside me, sitting so righteous,
so dignified for one so young,

that my heart swells, remembers
the comforting reds of Grandmother's house
and know my earliest memories
of fragrant trellised blooms,
warm tart pies, and red shuttered windows

still linger in my memory, if not by blood,
then perhaps a craving for the comfort
of red (Lusca) wine and blue skies...
and two puppies, Blue and Red.

by Margaret Bednar, March 23, 2019

need something to pair with that cabbage?

My poem reminiscing about my Grandmother's house:

This poem is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Weekend Mini Challenge - Nomenclature"   Anyone an join the fun - have you tried writing a poem?... I welcome you to try! 

The Impasse

The Impasse

Beneath a trio of linden trees
he pauses, their leafy flutterings evident
they're watching, waiting

to see if he will stray.

Will he, with hat in hand test fate
or journey down well-worn path,
the way his horse knows so well?

Behind sun-lit window,
is she wondering too?

by Margaret Bednar, March 23, 2019

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Artistic Interpretations - Vintage Treasures - Paintings".

I have been absent from "The Garden" for a few weeks.  We were renting here in North Carolina and now we have purchased a house and we are all moved in ... not unboxed - our two car garage is full!  (slow and steady wins the race).  We also just got back from our son's wedding and we now have a new daughter who we adore.  Life couldn't be better and I also hope to be back here on a regular basis.