Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Magpie Tales 128 "Dog Days of Summer" & Friday Flash 55

Petoskey, Michigan 2012
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Dog Days of Summer

With pockets full of posies
I balance upon rocky shore
arms outstretched
receive lover's kiss,
return passionate embrace
before he sails out to sea...

Sashay my way
up stone cottage steps,
past farting duck and
swaying white goose.
Seek verandah's coolness,
push aside loneliness
with another's kiss...

Awaken, novel upturned,
dog licking my hand.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 1, 2012


My lazy vacation days of drifting off to sleep, swaying in a hammock mid-day are over...


The cousins (and his siblings) played Duck, Duck, (Farting Duck), Goose, Ring Around the Rosie, and London Bridge with my four year old son.  Wasn't that sweet of them?  We grown-ups had a BLAST watching them!

This is linked with Magpie Tales #128 (photo prompt below) and Friday Flash 55 .


I have been away on vacation for two weeks visiting Illinois and Michigan.  I will share photos in the next few days, but it is great to be back and can't wait to visit all my blogger friends and see what has been happening.

image by Zelko Nedic

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the flatulence was unexpected and cute! :)

Sue J said...

Lovely piece :)

Margaret said...

ha ha.. That is how my son plays it... duck, duck, farting duck... goose! :)

RMP said...

I'm not particularly fond of dog kisses, but I can see how it might help the loneliness.

Margaret said...

RMP... I don't really like them either. But in this case, the dog may have initiated the dream of the first kiss! :)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Tis beautiful - thank you.

Anna :o]

g-man said...

Margaret Bednar...!!!
You were a mere 175 miles away?
Of course you know how much I love Petosky and it's Environs...:-)
Loved your 55
Welcome Back Home!!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

KB said...

Welcome home. Loved your 55.

hedgewitch said...

I was getting all swept away there for a moment--then you made me laugh at the end--that is my idea of a true romantic getaway--in a hammock with a novel with the faithful hound lazing nearby, surrounded by obstreperous poultry and young ones --in the distance, hopefully. Look forward to seeing more pics.

Alice Audrey said...

LOL, love the surprise ending. Wait. Ducks fart?

Brian Miller said...

haha...my first clue was farting duck...i stopped and read that a few times just to make sure...lol....nice twist in the end margaret...smiles....

Jinksy said...

Awaken, novel upturned

Mmm... great sense of relaxation...

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

I love the "sound" of farting duck but for the life of me, I do not know the game. However I adore your 55!It is so sensual and yet comforting. Have you a blessed weekend. hugs shakira
Mine is here

Myrna R. said...

Ha. This starts out so serious, then the duck farts and it's into humor all the way.

Love it.

Sounds like you had a great time. So glad for you.

Helen said...

Margaret, you do have a way with words ~~ I love this!

Doctor FTSE said...

I'm with Shakira. I want an explanation of farting duck.
Ducks spend a lot of time sitting on water, so I guess when they f . . . . oh, never mind.

Margaret said...

Duck Duck Goose is a game young children play ... they make a circle and one goes around behind tapping heads saying duck, duck and when they say goose the person has to chase around the circle and try to catch the "it" person before they make it back to the open seat... Well, my four year old son started saying "Duck, Duck, Farting Duck, .... Duck, Goose.... It was just so funny and all the kids started doing it.

You know, when one dreams, everything seems to crowd in... and it doesn't seem strange until one wakes up! :)

Daydreamertoo said...

That all looks like a whole load of fun. I'm glad you explained duck, duck farting duck... lol Your son has a great sense of humour.
Lazing in a hammock sounds divine.

Other Mary said...

I chuckled at the farting duck too, and liked the way you 'pushed away loneliness' with a good book!

Margaret said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Summer isn't over, but vacation IS... :)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

A romance brought back to earth by the banalities of life. Very nice and appropriate.

At first I wondered if you were writing of Monhegan Island. The have a tradition that if an islander gives you flowers as you leave and you toss them overboard, if the flowers float back to shore you will return one day.