Saturday, April 26, 2014


M. Bednar iPhone


"Dad, why does the wind wrinkle the water?"
one of many "wondering" thoughts
he earnestly asks while on a ten mile bike ride
wandering up and down (one too many) hills.

Dad finds the words; he always does,
which sends him off pondering whatever he spies
next, while I enjoy a winsome view of the two
holding hands, wildly content to welcome this respite.

by Margaret Bednar, April 27, 2014

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - The Letter W" hosted by Marian.  I used 14…  We DID take a hilly, ten mile bike ride today and my six year son did ask questions non-stop.  We just kept laughing at his inquisitiveness.  I enjoyed watching my husband answer every single one.  (He didn't really ask about the wrinkly water, though.  - that's artistic license :)

For the month of April, I am participating in NaPoWriMo2014 or National Poetry Writing Month.  The website is HERE.

In celebration of this year's challenge, I will be giving away a free book of my poetry.  If you are interested in participating in this drawing, please click the red logo at the top of my side bar and leave your name and a means to reach (blog, email, etc) you in the comment section.



ccchampagne said...

This poem is filled with such maternal warmth it almost made me sad... *sigh* But at the same time it is so beautiful that it almost made me sad too! *smile* GREAT write!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Awww! What an amazing moment you have captured here in word and picture. What it is to be wife and mother to father and son.

Sumana Roy said...

children are always associated with whys....and... he's a wonder dad...thanks for the beautiful moment Margaret :)

Heaven said...

I treasure those moments when children are very inquisitive ~ Your love for your family shines so brightly Margaret ~ Such a lovely picture of father & son too ~

Kathryn said...

I love seeing the "why's" through the eyes of a child . . . such a beautiful write.

Marian said...

Margaret, the noticing and telling of this simple moment is just stellar. i love it.

TexWisGirl said...

so innocent and sweet. :)

Helen said...

Know I've said this before .. love it when you write about your family life. Very special!

Lisa Gordon said...

I LOVE this!!!

Karen S. said...

Best line, and idea ever, why the wind wrinkles the water- I am wowed with that! Bravo, great write.

grapeling said...

that's a fun age... ~