Sunday, March 10, 2013

Gimli - Poetry by Margaret Bednar

Gimli

Tenaciously vigilant
my woodland warrior

bids farewell
to blackberry winter

as spring's pungent scent
ripples winter's flags of gold,

spies crimson colored drama
at the birdhouse,

sniffs cadmium charm
amidst umber, buff, and ochre,

joyous
Mother Earth is rousing!

Margaret Bednar, March 10, 2013

(blackberry winter - a cold snap that happens in late spring (OK- this might be wishful thinking, but 65 degrees and sunny feels mighty nice today.)

Linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Open Link Monday".






26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

cute little monster pup. :) you're warmer than we are today.

Mama Zen said...

What a sweetheart!

Fireblossom said...

He is such a cutie! And, look at the cardinal boys squabbling!

Green Speck said...

Beautiful pictures ... thanks for sharing :-)

Ginnie said...

Gimli is one lucky dog to have all that and YOU at his fingertips! Fabulous images, Margaret.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Gorgeous photos, Margaret. Gimli is such an excellent name for this little man.

Kim Nelson said...

My dear Margaret...

The photo of your sweet companion stole my heart; and the garden scenes welcome the winter-weary reader. But the best part of this post is the color-filled post, which piqued my imagination and left me wandering your land.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an adorable little furry face!!!

Susan said...

Neat! Imagining the rise of spring through a dog voice.

lapis said...

What a precious little pup! I love all your photographs. And your poem is excellent. I especially like the first, second, and fifth couplets. Well done! ~andy

Grace said...

We had a lovely spring like weather last Sunday, most unusual ~ And He is cute among the woodland and blooms ~ Beautiful pictures as always Margaret ~

George said...

What a great dog, Margaret, and a lovely poem as well!

Peggy said...

I do hope your spring is near! What a cute dog and nice photos. I did mine about my dog as well.

razzamadazzle said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the poem. I have been winter's best fan this year, but I'm even ready for the ground to thaw and the snows change to rain.

Abin Chakraborty said...

for us in the tropics, winter is quite welcome.but i love the blooming brightness of spring.

Lolamouse said...

What an adorable pup! My dogs love being outdoors in the spring also. I love all your photos. I'm ready for spring!

Ella said...

Beautiful photos! You dog is a sweetie leading you on adventure I bet ;D
A lovely post~

McGuffy Ann said...

I really like this! I understand the connection.

Marian said...

drama at the birdhouse! yay, spring is nearly sprung.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Margaret. Of course, I love the little dog face with the wild rose, and the beauties at the birdhouse. I was sinking into grumpiness, if not actual depression, and you made my day! Thanks!
K

Margaret said...

And Kay. You make my day with your travel photos!!

Other Mary said...

I can almost taste that poem with my eyes! And I wasn't familiar with the term 'Blackberry Winter'. Wonderful words and gorgeous images Margaret!

Gail said...

How wonderfully your words describe spring.

Herotomost said...

That is a cool name and a really handsome pup...and the photos and poem are to die for. Made me feel all springy inside, and believe me, I can use that lately.

Jim said...

So nice and pretty, your pooch. He knows it is prudent to stop and smell the azaleas. Ours are not in bloom yet, they are late bloomers.

Please peak in on me at Jim's Little Poem and Photo Place.
Thanks, Jim
..

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone. Gimli is my best walking buddy. He walks circles around my bigger dogs! Imagine that.