Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Afternoon Bouquet"

Not yet October - and still pretty green.  But we are READY! :)
Afternoon Bouquet

It doesn't take much,
just a flick of an ear

imagine he's dreaming
of scampering the trails -
so I rouse him,
find ourselves treading

a sea of scarlet, red-russet,
and ochre,
chasing whirling
free-falling helicopters,

kicking a few rolling hickory nuts
not yet squirreled away,
collecting unsolicited
hitchhiking cockleburs,

enjoying October's
afternoon bouquet.

by Margaret Bednar, September 25, 2013

This is linked with "Poets United - We are Interconnected" where we are challenged to write a poem of "one thing leads to another",

and for "Poetry Jam - October",

as well as "Friday Flash 55 

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a nice walking buddy. :)

Jeanne said...

How adorable!

Brian Miller said...

enjoying the afternoon bouquet...pets are good for getting us out there as well to enjoy those moments we otherwise might miss...cute pups...

Gabriella said...

Margaret, I enjoyed the imagery and the energy conveyed by your poem.

Lisa Gordon said...

Awwww, looks just like my little Sammy, Margaret!
What a little sweetheart!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What an adorable little creature. I have a Yorkie granddog, they are so cute! Loved this scampery autumn poem!

Grace said...

Enjoying October's afternoon bouquet, love the ending ~ Such a cute companion :-)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Margaret,

An enjoyable calmness spent in good company....Just perfect!!

Eileen

Mary said...

You gave a great picture of the joys of October with pup! (What a cute dog.) They definitely do enjoy scampering trails, don't they?

moondustwriter said...

Margaret: his face is so alive (almost human)
what a lovely excursion into October you have delighted us with

I know the pooches sentiment is "can we do it again tomorrow???"

Hugs...

Susan said...

You take me there. The narrator, dog, environs and poet all connect in this bouquet.

Laurie Kolp said...

What a treasure. There's nothing like playing with a canine friend.

Vandana Sharma said...

nice to be with ourselves and our lovable thing:)

Kathryn said...

Sounds perfect.

Myrna R. said...

What an absolutely wonderful bouquet. So unlike mine, who are big and gruff. But I love them.

Susie Clevenger said...

What an adorable dog!! Good to see his is ready for fall. :)

Ella said...

What a sweetie! I love your poem-I felt like I was on this adventure too! :D

Friko said...

Delightful images of autumn and what a sweet companion you found to follow you on your October ramble.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Cute.... beautiful!

Sumana Roy said...


you have a thing of beauty.........a joy forever...a nice afternoon bouquet. :)

rudyan said...

a lovely, colorful walk, thanks for inviting me too ;)

Kim Nelson said...

Simple joys shared. Our connection elevated my day a bit. What a gift.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/09/26/true/

Peggy said...

Lovely, Margaret. Our dog is always ready to go as well. They add so much to our lives.

Mary said...

Visiting a 2nd time for the G-Man prompt: Just as enjoyable the second time around. Dogs really know how to savor life in the moment, don't they?

Nara Malone said...

Beautiful romp through fall images.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
Everyones in the mood tonight.
I LOVE IT!!!
And I love and appreciate your always classy and top notch poetry.
You are a special gift to us all, and I feel very lucky to have your weekly support.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like fun, but I'm totally not ready for Fall. I just need about three more weeks of Summer, and then I'll be ready. Alas, it does not appear I will get it.

RNSANE said...

What a lovely picture of autumn you've painted for me, 7000 miles from San Francisco, in Mumbai...where there is no leaf change and we're still catching monsoon rains.

Mr. Charleston said...

Can't wait to get out on the trails again past the hot, muggy, buggy season but, that season seems to be year 'round these days. Thanks for the imaginary relief.

The Devil Made Me Do It

razzamadazzle said...

Beautiful! I am so ready for fall!

hedgewitch said...

I love all the shared enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world you pack into this,Margaret and the dog is just adorable! My big furry girl is very happy for the cooler weather, which not only is more comfortable for her, but means more and longer walks.

Susan Lindquist said...

What a nice walk in the leaves! Little dog's innocence and pure joy lightens the blow that summer has flown the coop! Nice write!

artbyrae said...

"hickory nuts
not yet squirreled away,"

well they are busy on that task in my back yard but....October is the time not to put away the fall memories

Akila G said...

Ha! could not feel the connection in any way better than this!