Sunday, April 1, 2018

"I Toast Today"

I Toast Today

I toast today with Parrot Bay Coconut rum and Bailey's Irish Cream,
Banana & Pina Colada riding smoothly upon my tongue
while palm trees sway, due not to over-indulgence
but Atlantic's coastal breeze bending fronds back and forth
in rhythm with rip tide's beat upon the beach

reading Carlos Ruiz Zafron's version of the wind; shadows, intrigue,
ill-fated infatuation, death.  Sip and read beneath sun's caress,
exposed flesh fast becoming delicate pink, convince myself
I won't regret it as I quietly sink into this Adirondack chair as time

simply disappears.

by Margaret Bednar, April 1, 2018

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - April One/One Love - write with a chaotic cacophony of words!" - the beginning of National Poetry Month".  Write a poem a day for the month of April.

Cacophony means "explosive consonants: B D K P T G and sometimes C CH Q X.  

The Shadow of the Wind, a novel I am reading by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  He writes like a poet ...

I will be on spring break for the first few days of April and will schedule my poems in advance - I am unable to figure out how (if I even can) visit and comment on my phone's "BlogTouchPro" app ...
I can post but Mr. Linky does not show up.   

So I thank you all for visiting me and commenting and I promise I will visit and comment when I return.  

A joyous Easter to all those who celebrate.


Kerry O'Connor said...

I will watch out for your posts on the blogroll and link you up, Margaret. This is an idyllic picture of a Spring break.. Happy Easter.

Kim M. Russell said...

I love that book, Margaret! I also love the image of you sipping cocktails under palm trees. Enjoy the 'coastal breeze bending fronds back and forth
in rhythm with rip tide's beat upon the beach'!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sounds heavenly!

I'll look for the book.

Ellecee said...

What a beautiful and tranquil picture you paint, enjoy :-)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such lovely images in this one, Margaret! Especially love "Sip and read beneath sun's caress."💜

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It sounds heavenly! Enjoy every moment!

Marian said...

Wonderful, Margaret! I envy your spring break reading on the beach... how perfect. I hope you do over-indulge in whatever you want during your break. Also huh, we have eerily similar last lines today, but very different poems.

Isadora Gruye said...

Th imagery was so realistic on this one, I feel like I was right there with you, Margaret! From the pina colada to the tender ink sun burn. Viva la!

Gillena Cox said...

Nice relaxing mood. Here it was so hot today . Only icey cold beer for me

Happy Easter


Jim said...

Life of luxury and being pampered. Sounds like retirement to me. Haha.

ayala said...

It sounds perfect!

Anonymous said...

Sinking into this poem like you were into that deck chair. Superb.