Wednesday, December 5, 2012

IGWRT's - Ella's Post - Oliver Twist "Guess Who?"


I pause upon the sidewalk
admire a Norman Rockwell framed with
flowering dogwood, coralbells, blooming vegetable garden
(that is, if he'd painted house portraits)

my eyes search for
brush strokes of Van Gogh
depicting a spirit, bold
(a perfect blend of charm meets warped)

Gladly sink my feet
upon her canvas, find it complete
with childish laughter
(and a hamster upon the sill)

Tail wagging greets me
ever-painting at a frenzied pace
a scene blissfully domestic
(not a thing out of place)

as baby puppy, all cuteness and charm
leads me to a cozy corner chair
beside a crackling Alizarin fire
(and tales, shelf-lined)

I expected pithy rantings (mixed with sarcasm)
and direct reviews; find the hostess
to be warm, witty, and surprisingly rather long winded!
(lesson: never judge a book by its cover)

by Margaret Bednar,  12-5-2012

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - Ella's Post "Oliver Twist".   We were to write in the style of Charles Dickens (failed terribly) and describe a fellow "toad" of our garden!  Well, you let me know if you know who this is!  :)


Kerry O'Connor said...

What a wonderful way to introduce our MZ.. The set up is brilliant, and all the elements of character are carefully placed within the structure. Really well done.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the ending. I do believe she doth describe Mama Zen

Susan said...

MZ!! Lovely and true!

Ella said...

Mama Zen! You did a wonderful job!
Baby Puppy jumped out at me, lol

Fireblossom said...

and surprisingly rather long winded


Mama Zen. she cool.

Margaret said...

Yes, Mama Zen. :)

aprille said...

Well summed up character.
Sadly I don't know any of you well enough to attempt this sort of thing, but can appreciated the ones I read.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It has to be
Mama Z!

Love it! And that Baby Puppy - she is a wonder!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. I so love this guessing game.

Kay L. Davies said...

Can only be the mother of Baby Puppy, our own Mama Zen, and I loved "surprisingly long winded"! LOL

Emma Major said...

nowthat really paints an amazing picture

Anonymous said...

Your last stanza is my favorite. You all really know each other well!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...mama z is a pretty cool poet...i think she has found a lot of freedom since moving over to her poetry site....and a wicked good voice...

Mama Zen said...

I LOVE this! This is just delightful, Margaret!

Ginnie said...

You gotta love it when everyone knows who you'll talking about! :)