Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Magpie #52, "Sixteen" & the Haiku challenge, 131 & 132/365

Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid host of Magpie Tales

My "Magpie #52" is below.  I did a "Flash Fiction 55" this time (a story in 55 words) AND took liberties with changing the season to summer ... not winter.  I hope that is OK.


Peripheral vision working overtime,
I drive by again.  "Please", I whisper.
A glimpse would be heavenly, sublime,
during this sneaky "detour" to the grocer.
Hoping to see him and waving "Hi, Hank!"
Or spying him mowing the yard, shirt off, glistening skin...

Flashing lights and siren abruptly yank
me back to reality.  Embarrassment sets in.

by Margaret Bednar

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I remember when I was 16, I would jump at any opportunity to run errands to the grocery store for my mom - there were some really cute boys that worked there.  I was also guilty of taking the long way home to drive by a certain boy's house... Though I can't imagine the embarrassment of being pulled over for a traffic violation in front of his home.  If you enjoyed this "55" you also might like my other mini writes over at my "Art Happens in Black & White" blog.

I also am doing a "Haiku Challenge" - one each day in the month of February.  Todays word is "Lilt".

Art's inspiration
Molding, smoothing to music's
Lilting melody

The photo below is for "Patterns & Repetition in February".  I'm so lovin' this southern winter.  

The next photo is for "Black & White Wednesday".  I like how the silhouette is a bit more dramatic without color.  Both of these photos are also part of my 365 Photographic Journey - a photo a day for a whole year.


justine said...

love that repetition shot and this looks fantastic in black and white, the reflections are amazing and it looks like it is ready to pounce.

120 Socks said...

We have all been there, young and feeling madly in love with someone who doesn't know it! Great piece.

Lucy Westenra said...

I like the subtle rhymes in your Magpie poem very much.

Carol Blackburn said...

Mornin' Margaret, I love the "55" short-short. Fun idea. Also love everything else about your blog, but you know that! Enjoy your day.

Reflections said...

Love the '55'... how many of remember going out of our way, walking maybe past his house, driving past hers, just wishing for a glimpse...

Tess Kincaid said...

...but the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before!

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Mrs.D said...

nice...:) very creative! Hope you can check out my Black & White Wednesday entry too. Thanks!

lisa said...

Yup! Been there, done that (your haiku)!! :-) LOVE it!
Wonderful photograph for patterns and repetition. I love the way you composed that one.

Margaret said...

Justine. Those geese were so fun to photograph. I took a ton of photos. They just stood there and waved their wonderfully long necks around.

120 Socks - Yes, foolish and in love is a feeling must of us can relate to! :)

Lucy - The rhyming is always so hard for me. I'm forcing myself to really try it lately though. Whisper and grocer are a stretch, though - kind of lazy of me.

Carol - 55's are really an exercise in erasing more words than what I keep! Self-edtiting is the hardest.

Reflections, Tess & Lisa - LOL. So glad that is all in the past ... Such longing in one hearts at 16. And I have 3 teenagers... egads.

Jodi - Welcome! Thank you for following!

Helen said...

I SO remember the thrill of it all ... driving by just hoping for one tiny look at the hunky guys. An innocent pastime in the 50's!

G-Man said...

That EXACT same thing happenned to my on my Motorcycle in front of Rhonda Rudner's house in 1967...
Loved your 55 Margaret.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End.

Margaret said...

Helen G-Man - Thanks. I think it takes a lot of people back - they just might not admit to it! :)

Jingle said...

Happy Sunday!

Margaret said...

Jingle - Thank you!