Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Respite"


Respite

Nature's fury
spent and weary -

all await
her gentle sigh.

Margaret Bednar, January 11, 2014

We had such cold here (for North Carolina) and last night rain, rain, rain and a thunderstorm.  I think the sun is promised to show up tomorrow along with temperatures in the mid 50's.  Thats a nice "sigh" for me.

Linking this with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Open Link Monday".

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like that.

Kathryn said...

Oh yes, her gentle sigh.

Fireblossom said...

Nothing wrong with a gentle sigh from Mama Nature.

I love the photograph!

I wrote poems for the "orb" challenge belatedly at both Word Garden and Coal Black's. I hope you'll come by.

Marian said...

awww.
this is really universal. love it!
gorgeous photo, too.

Kerry O'Connor said...

My first concern is always for the animals when the weather turns so cold but your horse seems to have a thick winter coat.

Great lines, Margaret.

Pealogic said...

You are so right, when a bout of nasty old weather heads away, everyone and everything sighs.

Margaret said...

This is not my horse, but one that boards at our barn.

Margaret said...

This is not my horse, but one that boards at our barn.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

this time of year, any respite is welcome!

Jim said...

Yes, Margaret, and that horse is waiting too. I think I can see frost on the pasture.

We have a nice warm, in the 70's, day here in the South Gulf Texas today. Our golfing group has a tee time tomorrow but it may not get out of the 60's then.
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Steve King said...

A wonderfully distilled sentiment here. Yes, we do await. Nice work.
Steve K.

Hannah said...

Your images and words always pair perfectly, Margaret...I love to think of the velvet muzzle, "gentle sigh."

kaykuala said...

It's happening everywhere apparently! We have floods over here! Nicely Marge!

Hank

Robert Bourne said...

perfect match of words and pictures...the way the weather has been I think we are all looking for a gentle sigh...

Kenia Cris said...

Beautiful piece, thoughful, calm. Also love the photograph.

<3

grapeling said...

fine work, Margaret ~

Vandana Sharma said...

Hope the weather shows mercy.

blueoran said...

I add my aye to that sigh. The cold returns tonight.

Brian Miller said...

yeah, gotta love the calm after the storm...and once she breathes easy we can too...cool shot of the horse...i need to look tonight as i pass the stables to see how the ones here are doing in this weather.

Lisa Gordon said...

Ah, but I'll bet it was colder here!!! :-)
We are enjoying a bit of a respite, but then snow is on its way again. Don't mind the snow, but the bitter, can't go outside cold... ugh!

This poem is perfect, and I love the image that you chose to go with it.

Gabriella said...

Lovely poem, Margaret! We are still waiting for winter here but I know that in the USA you have had more than your share. I am sure you are all waiting for Nature's 'gentle sigh'.