Friday, March 17, 2017

Of Quilts & Killing Fields


Of Quilts & Killing Fields 

Come spring they'd stretch
between birch and pine,
dappled light dancing lovingly
upon tufted ornamental stitches;
billowing sails filled with earthly fragrance.

Beneath snowdrops
lay twisted and mangled;
a killing field begun
by a twitching tail
and a desire to please.

by Margaret Bednar, March 17, 2017


linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fireblossom Friday - Incongruity"

note:  Snowdrop flowers are white and represent purity.

As a child, every spring my cat couldn't wait to spend more time outdoors and start hunting - he was always so proud to show me his efforts...  I don't deal with this now as my three cats are all permanent indoor cats.

9 comments:

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Wonderful!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh dear.. a little predator in the spring garden.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love how you begin with 'ornamental stitches billowing like sails with March's earthly fragrance' and then end with 'a twitching tail and a desire to please.' Beautifully penned.

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderfully laid out dreams versus what could be

Kim Russell said...

Nicely done, Margaret! I couldn't imagine what could befall those innocent quilts!

paulscribbles said...

Nice juxtaposition of colour and death.

brudberg said...

Oh dear that predator we call our pet... it's not easy to deal with the sparrows and finches they bring...

Fireblossom said...

Ah those domestic tigers....

Susie Clevenger said...

Those furry darlings... I love how your bright quilted day is changed by a twitch of a tail.