Monday, April 23, 2012

IGWRT's Mini-Challenge for Sunday - "Joyous Bouquet"

Joyous Bouquet

Youthful frivolity I seek
of carefree, bygone days.  Time ticked
tocked, skipped along, unrestricted
search for joy, wonder and mystique.

How I long to splash in puddles
joy-filled laughter bursting, bubbling
exploding, body bent, doubling
over, daily grind and troubles

cast aside, the expectation?
Breathless at the end of the day;
tomorrow a joyous bouquet
of childlike anticipation.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, April 23 2012

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This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Mini-Challenge for Sunday - Envelopes" it was a structured rhyming poem... not the easiest thing for me to do.  If you are interested in finding out the full details of the "Envelope Stanza" Kerry O'Connor did a great job explaining it in the link above.  


Susie Clevenger said...

Love the photos and the joy of your words....I too want to look forward to another day with childlike anticipation.

Fireblossom said...

Oh geez, I remember that. There was just something about a puddle that said "Jump here!"

Mary said...

Oh those pictures are priceless. I love how you can capture the droplets of water. The poem takes me back to my childhood days as well. I remember LOVING to go outside after the rain and splashing around with bare feet! Lovely verse.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm so glad you tried this form, Margaret. This was such a feel good read, and your pics complimented it all perfectly.

Hannah said...

This is such a perfect way to end it, Margaret:

"tomorrow a joyous bouquet
of childlike anticipation."

I love that and the entirety is just hoppin' with movement, so joyous!!

Mary Mansfield said...

You've really captured that youthful spirit in both the poem and the photographs. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds like a great deal of fun! K.

Mara-The Poetic Homemaker said...

A pleasant read with beautiful photos. :)

Grace said...

I love those last 2 lines...and your pictures are perfect for the poem ~

Rhyming is hard for me too so I appreciate your work ~

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone. My little guy thought it was the greatest think to break in his new yellow boots! :)

Ginnie said...

That little boy has wrapped himself around my heart, Margaret! Man!