Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soothing Sounds, 193/365

Soothing Sounds

The gentle rain tumbled rhythmically
upon the bright umbrellas,
a delightful morning symphony:
Pitter patter, splish, splosh, drip, drop!
A bird's staccato chirp chimed in.
An oak tree gently swayed.
Creating a lovely morning rhapsody,
which cleansed and soothed our souls.
And when into the kitchen I walked
what sight beheld my eyes?
Kitty enjoying my comfy chair
and Puppy tucked beneath.
Forego my morning coffee clutch
I must, as how could I
disturb these two
relaxing in my favorite spot?

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, 5-6-11

Day 6 - the poetic writing prompt for today from "Kells" (see my side button) is:  Write a poem in two sections about two completely different things.  Have the title link both items today in a surprising way.

Well, I twisted it a bit and used two photos that had nothing to do with each other and hastily created a poem from it.  And not to be left out is the little guy below.  His nickname is "MiniMe" (He resembles the big dog above).


izzy said...

I love the umbrellas! -sight, sound, sight- emotion flows throughout. Great, Thanks!

Reflections said...

Beautiful flow from one subject to the other... nice piece.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I can hear that rain, Margaret! :)

They stole your spot just because it's YOUR spot - it smells like you.

texwisgirl said...

i love that! sweetness!

forgetmenot said...

Love the umbrellas and poem. No, I didn't take any pictures inside the church, but the altar was gilded in gold, very ornate, and quite beautiful. The pink blossoms are from a variety (of which there are many) of crabapple trees. It is in my neighbor's yard. We had 3 beautiful crabapple trees which we planted back in 1992 when we built our house. They were in a grouping in the backyard. The middle tree was a flowering white one, and it grew so much that it overpowered the other 2 which were pink and red ones. Two years ago I cut down the 2 red ones ( it darn near killed me to do it), to let the white one have more room. I will post a picture of it when it blooms--it becomes totally white with blossoms and is the most beautiful tree I have ever seen. We have lots of flowering crabapple and pear trees in Kansas--they do well here and are so beautiful in the Spring. Good luck with your landscaping--I would definitely add a crabapple tree or two. Mickie :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Such a sweet post, Margaret. Hope your day is beautiful.

Isabel Doyle said...

nice umbrella poem!

in answer to your question - our desert isn't very beautiful (it looks like a building site) and most sound is drowned out by growling air conditioners and trucks however, in my imagination there is a beautiful desert ...

trisha said...

just adored the soothing, beautiful poem of early morning rain.

a thing i dont enjoy much.

the photographs you added are splendid.

JL Dodge said...

Wonderful post Margaret!

lisa said...

Love Soothing Sounds, and MiniMe is a little sweetheart!
Just wonderful Margaret!

Margaret said...

Thanks EVERYONE for commenting on "Soothing Rain". This was a hard prompt but I'm glad I stuck with it. Prompts are good for me and make me try things I usually would not. I appreciate the

Isabel - VERY luck you have a wonderful imagination then! :)

minor said...

today is Saturday. I can have enough time to read your poem.
>a delightful morning symphony

>Creating a lovely morning rhapsody,

These lines are very fantastic.