Thursday, April 25, 2013

IGWRT's Out of Standard "Ann"e"


Ann"e"

Matthew's quiet life suddenly changed
with the "White Way of Delight",
took but one carriage ride
to learn it's never too late
to open one's days to
a small girl's chatter,
a Lake of Shining Waters,
and a silent letter "e".
Never too late for an old man's
humble heart to cherish, protect, and enjoy.

by Margaret Bednar, April 25, 2013



This is linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Out of Standard - Cliff Notes" challenge.  Take a favorite story and condense it into a poem no longer than ten lines.  Click on the link for further details and to see other poems.

Also linking with Friday Flash 55 after 8pm tonight.

I have always loved Anne of Green Gables and particularly the character of Matthew Cuthbert.   If you have never read this story, you are missing out.

The above video shows real scenery from Canada and a few shots from the movie.  The movie is THE best book to film adaptation I have ever seen.

20 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Anne of Green Gables was a firm favourite of my youth. I haven't read it in years. I love the picture of the tree and its reflection.. days fleeting, children growing up, time spent with a special person passes all too soon.

Helen said...

Charming indeed, Anne of Green Gables. I also enjoyed the TV adaptation. Richard Farnsworth and Colleen Dewhurst ~ two of my all time favorite actors.

Margaret said...

Helen! Yes, the BEST adaptation from a book to film I have EVER seen. In fact, I can't read the book without seeing their faces.

Marian said...

aaah, i've been thinking of reading it with my kids. thanks for reminding me!

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet, Margaret!

razzamadazzle said...

I haven't read this book, but you make it sound delightful!

Kay L. Davies said...

As soon as I saw your title, Anne with an E, I knew who it was. I don't know how many times I've read this book and loved it, starting in early childhood and re-reading as recently as 2009. Matthew was a sweetheart, wasn't he? So understated, but the backbone of Anne's life.
K

Emma Major said...

I read this book to Rachel earlier this year and we both loved it, you've captured it so well

Ella said...

I need to share this journey with my daughter~ I love the wonder in your poem :D

Fireblossom said...

So cool that you chose Anne!

Isadora Gruye said...

Matthew Cuthbert was my favorite character in the book too! And I adored Anne of Green Gables as a child. I like how your Cliffs Notes version covers the introduction of Anne's world to his own. It's really quite touching! Well done and viva la

g-man said...

Chick Lit!!!

You weren't kidding about the Sweet Innocence
Where's my insulin?
But Margaret Bednar, anything by you is OK by me!!
It's always from your heart
Thanks for your fantastic support
Have a Kick Ass Week End

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

Very nice poem.

Ginnie said...

Ohhhh. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables. Now I want to go back and read all about her again! i even bet there's a movie, right? :)

Loredana Donovan said...

I didn't know about this book, sounds charming. Love your tree reflection, too :)

izzy said...

Wow as usual- Carriage rides and winning hearts! love it-
('tis a good story too-)

Grandmother said...

Great story, great book, great poem.

Alice Audrey said...

That pretty much encapsulates the book.

- Alice

hedgewitch said...

I know I read this back in the day, but the story has completely been lost in the memory hole--thanks for reviving my interest, Margaret.

Jinksy said...

More Green Gable Magic in your post's picture, too...