Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Friday Flash 55 "Deep Autumn"



Deep Autumn

Cool fingers tickle stubbled fields, whose grasses are rolled,
stacked, and stored, escaping Deep Autumn's boisterous frisking.

Wrapped within a red knit scarf, wooly and warm,
I dally upon Grandmother's old stone wall,

languish in heavy, slanted, amber rays,
like a barn cat, content.

Thoughts of seasonal chores, forgotten,
while contentment spirals, settles deep within.

by Margaret Bednar, 11-13-2012

This is for Friday Flash 55 which I will link with on this Thursday after 8pm

I'm also linked with Rural Thursday #143.  It is a place where information and photos are shared about what's currently happening in and around rural/country/farm homes.  I hope this fits in with the prompt.

Photo courtesy of my daughter


27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sweet!

ReBelle said...

"escaping Deep Autumn's boisterous frisking"..terrific line. I'm so there in this poem with or without the photos which are splendid as well. I trust you make a living writing and/or taking photographs.

Green Speck said...

Beautifully expressed words ... and the pictures are great :-)

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the photos...I miss fall in the country. Beautiful poem too!

Margaret said...

Rebelle!! You made my day. No, not a penny but your words are with a million bucks :). Thank you

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love these Autumnal scenes. They continue to inspire you to beautiful poetry this season, Margaret.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...a peaceful moment there on the wall...bet it feels good to lay there as well...something hard and stable underneath...some cool textures in this margaret...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love how you make a pile of hay look so artistic!

Pat said...

Beautiful poem and photos!

Patrice said...

Visiting from a rural journal. I'm your newest follower. I love art, too. Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Mary said...

I can feel the contentment settle here in this deep autumn. Just lovely.

Robyn said...

Neat country photos! The second picture is my favorite. I am a fan of B&W cats.

Linc said...

The sentiment here is relaxing. I can almost smell the autumn air!

Linc said...

Oh, and happy birthday!!

izzy said...

I like how you changed the 'I' in this- away from self to daughter!
and yes lying in the warm sun is "MAHVELOUS" this time of year! thanks-

Daydreamertoo said...

Lovely poem. These are the picture of contentment.
Beautiful. I agree with ReBelle's comment too.
You do take some truly wonderful photographs.
Hope your birthday meal and treat was superb :) Happy Birthday for whenever it was/is.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love that picture of the hay stored. It's a beautiful thing, as is your poem. I want your wooly, warm knit scarf!

hedgewitch said...

You capture the sense of how golden sun can be in Autumn, Margaret. I love the cat on the haybale, monarch of the barn.

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

Interesting imagery in the words, and of course lovely fall pics to go with them. (I love fall!)

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
You make Hallmark look like 1st graders!
Loved your beautiful pics and perfect text.
Loved your Autumnal 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for sharing your brilliance, and have a Kick Ass Week-End.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doctor FTSE said...

Beautifully captures the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"

Cad said...

That's Autumn for you, wrapped up in a nutshell.

Shakira Choong said...

Great pictures, I truly love the autumn picture of the barn where the hay were stacked Gorgeous and your words...bring such contentment and peace. Thank you so much for sharing, Margaret.
Mine is here
Have you a TRULY BLESSED SUNDAY and a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
hugs
shakira

Brian Miller said...

Margaret,

Was asked to do a write up on 55s for Nain Rouge mag...(G referenced the mag in his post the other day) would like to include yours (with credit of course). If interested, please email me ASAP so I can work it in.

b

Ginnie said...

The photos are WONderful, Margaret!

Alice Audrey said...

What a warm, gentle 55,

my heart's love songs said...

it sounds wonderful!