Monday, April 18, 2016

"Lakeside"

Lake Lindley
Lakeside

Sun and shadow
twist upon Lake Lindley's path,
display spring's fine muted tapestry
of leaf and limb

as birdsong and bicycles
intertwine, become
my meditation.

Pedal boats bob gem-like
upon the stillness
of late Monday afternoon,
a pair of ducks the only ripple.

by Margaret Bednar, April 18, 2016

You're Invited to Listen:  https://soundcloud.com/margaret-elizabeth-bednar/lakeside

Pedal Boats
This is linked with "dVerse - Quadrille - 7 "twist"

Also linking with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - The Tuesday Platform"

I must beg forgiveness - I have two poetry challenges from last week I need to visit and comment on. I am in the middle of two musical productions - my daughters are in - "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Mary Poppins" and this keeps me hopping.    I was able to get out for a three laps around the lake today - and jot down his quick little 44 word poem.  

It also means I have "sole duty" of Oberon, our horse, and I "have to" to get out to the barn and make sure he is brushed (spring is a huge shedding time) and exercised.   "Poor" me.




If I don't find time before this Saturday morning, I will finally be sitting down Saturday morning to visit and comment on all the prompts I have participated in from last week and this week.  I'll enjoy my coffee (I'm trying to give it up during the week) and poetry reading.

23 comments:

brudberg said...

I love when nature is as beautiful as this. A wonderful place to be in..

Sumana Roy said...

so tranquil...

writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

So gentle and calming. I can see the sun and shadows twisting and love the way birdsong and bicycles intertwine. Bliss.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautifully peaceful. Meditative indeed.

Grace said...

What a lovely place to meditate ~ I specially love: spring's fine muted tapestry ~

Happy spring to you Margaret ~

She said...

Gorgeous. Very clever ending.

De said...

I am so charmed by this:
"birdsong and bicycles"
I can hear them, mingling in song.

kaykuala said...

Amazing, Marge! There's so much on your plate and you are set with the word-play. There has to be a lot of juggling obviously!

Hank

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a charming write :D

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Okay -- I'm ready to walk out my door and go here! :) Beautiful!

Susan Anderson said...

Sigh...sounds lovely.

PattiKen said...

You paint a lovely picture of serenity. I wish I were there.

Debi Swim said...

It does sounds so peaceful and lovely

Petru Viljoen said...

I really don't know where you find the time to write so very creatively about obviously real experiences. Six children! I'd never cope. Congrats on getting the balance right. You write really well.

Kerry O'Connor said...

It sounds idyllic! And I always love the opportunity to greet the blessed Oberon.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Did you do that to the photos Margaret? I love it! I am so jealous of you, living the life I always wanted. My grandma used to live on a lake and growing up I wanted to be there always. One summer I had a horse too and riding it around the lake was my biggest dream come true. They are a lot of work but so worth it. Like this poem!
Bekkie

Teri L said...

So glad there are places like this in the world.

liv2write2day said...

Lovely moment of serenity in this. And the daughters and that horse come first!

Marian said...

Pretty!

Bodhirose said...

Love the photos that complement your writing beautifully or maybe it was the other way around. Such a tranquil and soothing scene you describe, but in such high contrast to your busy life! L)

Truedessa said...

Your words and the picture bring a sense of peace. I think it would be a good place to meditate to the songs of the birds.

Jennifer Wagner said...

Oh, this is so nice, so serene. Love the artwork, too.

Louvregirl said...

A lovely poem. I especially like the image portrayed in the last line. So glad to find a similar blog...and one that inspires...

Karen! :-)