Monday, May 23, 2011

"Comically Courageous", a poem


Comically Courageous

A bit comical I appear
as agile explorer I claim
all high ground.  But life is no game.

It's important I show no fear!
Warrior's heart, Thor's chariot
it pulls.  Chinese zodiac year

am I.  Willfully wild, my aim.
More courageous do I appear?

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, May 23, 2011

This is for One Stop Poetry's "Monday's One Stop Poetry Form".  A bit silly and I like last week's attempt a lot better, but I wanted to use these photos today.  This little goat lives next door to us and is quite a character!  I tried to do a double, or "High Octain", which was suggested, but I ran out of time AND the poem got a bit CRAZY.  Visit Luke Prater's poetry blog, "Word Salad".  He is the creator of this poetry form.


* * * * *

And for my favorite animal, the horse, I submit the first photo below for this week's "Creative Exchange".  I had a tough time deciding which one to choose.




25 comments:

texwisgirl said...

what a cute little neighbor you have. er, not cute. brave and fearless and zodiacal... :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the pictures, and your poem totally captured the comedy of the little fellow.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Margaret, lovely post today. Hope things are well with you. Love the fun-loving goat!

Jane said...

Your first horse shot is fabulous - but then I saw your last shot and fell in love with that one too. Just gorgeous, both of them.

Beachanny said...

I'm a year of the horse gal myself. I have always loved horses but haven't ridden since my twenties. Life took me on different journeys. I thought this was clever. Your punctuation made it. It's amazing how versatile this form is while posing a challenge each time. Well done. Thanks, Gay

texwisgirl said...

oh thank you for sending me back here! they're all 3 lovely photos. i think my favorite is of the 3 horses in one shot - the black in front just sets up the photo so well!

Carletta said...

I love that cute little neighbor!
Such wonderful candid shots!
Nice portrait shot of the horse.
Great title for your lovely poem.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Nice to see how adapted to the picture

Luke Prater said...

Enjoyed this - full of energy and positivity. Wilfully wild! Indeed. My favourite line is line 5, I am a sucker for Mythology references and the 'warrior's heart' combined with 'Thor's chariot' is nicely done. However this line also has one too many syllables - nine. Stripping 'My' from the beginning would solve this and rid it of a redundant possessive adjective (the less of these the better, in my opinion).

Energetic and proactive Octain! Like it.

Nadege, said...

I just love horses and that first shot is fabulous. Great little poem.

lisa said...

As always, a wonderful poem Margaret! I would have a hard time choosing a favorite photograph here also, but I am going to go with the last one. I love the way you composed that one. Loving that little goat too!1 What a cutie!

Thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

lisa.

jo©o said...

Such lovely pix.
That cute little goat is posing so nicely for you with the curly beard and the fine horns.
Your page has had a facelift?

Helena said...

Smiles! Cute poem...Your little neighbor is adorable...

Patty Ann said...

Love the poem and the pictures. Totally love the last one. That horse is gorgeous.

Brian Miller said...

thors chariot, chinese zodiac...great creative rhyme...love that and what a cute neighbor indeed

justine said...

these are absolutely wonderful and I love the close up of the goat especially!

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific!

Pat said...

Love these photos! The goat is so cute and the horse is beautiful! Nice poem, too!

Anna said...

Animals make such wonderful subjects1 Really like the last image :)

Margaret said...

So very kind for you all to stop in and let me know you enjoyed this post! I am very busy this week with graduations and recitals and visitors. I can't wait to find a moment to swing by and see all your talent!

Rosie said...

I love your poem and the photos and I really couldn't choose a favourite, Margaret!

urban muser said...

Wonderful!

missing moments said...

Great poem and even greater photos. Love the goats!

beth said...

why is that goats just crack me up :)

Ginnie said...

The goat is adorable, Margaret, but this last image of the horse is a pure stunner! WOW.