Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hi Everybody!   Thursday rolls around again and we join Brian’s Blog Hop which is ALL ABOUT THANKFULS!     Those of us who want to share our thankfuls go to his blog (click above) and fill out the LINKY form and enter our URL and we’re IN!    We are thankful for a number of things this week including:   The Cat Blogosphere is BACK with new hosts including Brian’s Dad, we had two sunny days out of the last seven so I was finally able to get some sun puddle action, our lawn tractor died but my Dad has a part on order so there’s hope for the old machine (20 years old!) yet, we’ve had our house power washed and our gutters cleaned out of all that disgusting oak pollen…………AND…………..AND……….well, I guess that’s about it since I’ve run out of thankfuls.    However I will say this – if we REALLY TRULY think about it, every single day we are thankful to HAVE that day.   None of us knows how long we will be here so be THANKFUL for every day.   Right?

I received Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic poem last night via email from the Bridge.   He never lets us down.   Here’s what he sent for all of us to see:

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Happy Thursday – it’s poetry challenge day!

Another Thursday and another chance to show us your poetic skills in matching your words with a photo that I’ve given to spark your imagination.    We had some great poetry from you all last week with the photo of the two kittens.  This week’s photo has a lot of possibilities.    If you’ve crafted a poem to share, make sure and tell you you did in the blog comments so we can visit your post and read your poem – OR just write your poem in our comments – either way, share your words with us.   Some of you have said you’d like to try writing a poem SO GO AHEAD AND DO IT!   I encourage you to – you’ll find that it’s not so tough and knowing that poetry doesn’t necessarily mean rhyming helps….also there are long poems, short poems, and so many poetic forms that it’s totally amazing.   Anyway, here’s the poem I wrote for the photo I gave you last week.

“Day Is Done”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    June 7, 2018

Days on vacation filled with fun

Good times don’t end with the fading sun

Night magic happens as the lights flicker on

Crickets call, frogs serenade, with nature we are one

Reflecting back on the day we have spent

Our vacation so perfect in this cabin we did rent

We cooked out, rowed the boat, caught fish, took a hike

All in the quiet of no trucks, no cars, and no motorbikes….

Just peace and quiet and breathing in the fresh air

Letting go of all worries as we sat on porch chairs.

When we return to “real life” we will treasure these days

We’ll recall the special moments before they fade in life’s haze

In the album will go the photos from this trip to the lake

Knowing next year when we return here, more memories we’ll make………

 

My Mom and Dad have often said they’d like to spend one vacation they take in a cabin on a lake.   They love Maine and have always stayed right on the ocean but Mom thinks the lake district would be a fun change with a quiet cabin, fire in the fireplace, and a rowboat to explore the shore.   I think Teddy would enjoy that – I was a little too “scaredy” for adventure but Teddy is different and I think he’d like it.    ANYWAY, there are also beautiful lakes and cabins in Virginia so they don’t have to TRAVEL far to find that little cabin on a lake.

Are you ready to see the photo I’ve picked for your poetic inspiration this week and your subsequent poem for next Thursday????

I think this will be another FUN one…………….let your imagination take you to a place where poetry just HAPPENS and share your poem with us next week!   I hope you join in the fun.   Until then, remember, I’ll be watching over you along with all your other friends at the Rainbow Bridge!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy

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YAY!   I like your poem this week my brother but I can’t hardly wait for next week’s.    It looks like a magical spot where teeny tiny people might live…………hmm……..maybe I’ll head out to the woods with Mom now and take a peek!

Love, Teddy

No mushrooms or tiny people under here!!

44 responses »

  1. I think you should try a holiday by a lake. Maybe you should start looking for a life jacket that fits you so that you’re ready to go and have fun.

    The seaside is fun, but you can’t drink the water. You can drink lakes and rivers, so that makes them better.

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    • Clowie I think Mom is going to do that research so NEXT year we can ALL go to a cabin – maybe in our Virginia mountains which are beautiful….we’ll keep everyone posted!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • That’s a sweet story……….”gone fishing” was meant to cover everything from literally going fishing to “I’m unplugged for a while – see you whenever!”……..cabins on a lake are such a beautiful vision of peace and that’s why Angel Sammy chose this photo for this week. PEACE…..we all need it!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Another great poem, Angel Sammy! And, Teddy, that might be very interesting for you to go on a vacation adventure with your pawrents!
    I once went to the beach house with my pawrents…it was a long car ride, and we stayed there overnight. But they were pleased with how well I adjusted to a new place! And I was very well-behaved on the car ride, too.
    Love, Sundae

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    • Maybe one day Mom and Dad will take me on an adventure…..I’ll have to get used to being in a car first though. LOL When Angel Sammy lived here, Mom and Dad often said they would enjoy renting an RV and going to a park in the mountains in Virginia for the weekend WITH Angel Sammy. I bet that would be fun too………..

      Love, Teddy

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  3. At this age we must really be thankful for every morning we wake up. Kosmo’s mom
    A cabin on a lake shore is s wonderful idea, mom and dad were many weeks in cabins with their two Angel cats and they loved it. I am scared of cars, but I will learn.
    Kosmo

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    • Both of the poems you and your Mom wrote were FABULOUS Madi. I think all of us came away from seeing that photo with the same idea – it’s a little bit of heaven to be in a cabin watching the moon on the lake with peace and quiet and each other!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. I LOVE seeing you under that bush sweet Teddy! And I love the poem. Mommy said she’s very close to nature and loves the picture with words on the cabin that Sammy and you made for us here.

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    • Doesn’t that cabin make you want to be sitting in one of those chairs listening to the froggies??? My Mom is a nature lover too and would really LOVE to be there herself (with me and Dad of course) and listening to the sound of crickets as she snores sleeps through the night!!

      Love, Teddy

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  5. We sure enjoyed that poem and it sure looks like you are enjoying some yard time Teddy. I’m thankful you like what we are doing at the Cat Blogosphere. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  6. Teddy…what a great place for a little rest during one of your yard adventures. Sammy, another great poem with some similarities to ours. We were thinking exactly like you Teddy when we saw next week’s photo. If anyone is interested, they can find our poem, written by Mau at: http://www.thecatonmyhead.com/maus-perfect-evening-pawfuls-gratitude/
    Sending lots of love to all from all of us. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  7. Nice photo of you Teddy, those bleeding hearts are gorgeous. And Angel Sammy came up with another great poem. I must say that being in the country is not all that peaceful when there is a mockingbird that makes noise 24/7. Have a great day! XO

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    • Those things are noisy – so are hawks which we have screeching around here MOSTLY during the day. Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem – it was a very cool photo – we loved your haiku too!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  8. baconator….thiz weekz poemz rockin awesum…..we total lee gives it 984 pawz UP N de fotoz two !
    ted a nator….we hope yur mom N dad doez getz ta go two de lake…how kewl wood that bee spesh a lee if they taked ewe a long….we noe ewe wood N joyz it…..we wood like ta live bye de waterz….fresh catch ~~~~~~ everee day !! ♥♥♥♥♥

    R fishin cabin
    we will now make it R home
    N bee quite happee

    ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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    • Oh gang that is a wonderful haiku and I agree……I know we’d be happy in a spot like that – I think somehow that’s the way my Mom pictured life would be after she retired but REALITY set in and here we are in the ‘burbs!!! The only lake we have is our front yard when it rains a lot. Thanks for visiting us…..you’re so nice to do that when it’s US who keeps forgetting to visit our friends that we don’t get notices of posts from. Mom is lazy. Maybe I should give her a bitey???

      Love and Hugs, Teddy the Baconator

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    • Thank you Summer! I’m sure Angel Sammy will appreciate your comment…………I imagine where he is now there are a lot of beautiful moonlit lakes and constant summer breezes…..and NO MOSQUITOES! LOL

      Love, Teddy

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  9. Your poem makes us all want to go on that vacation with you to a nice cabin by a quiet lake with lots of trees and a warm summer breeze.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • HA! I hadn’t thought of it much but we have quite a bit more moss this year AND mushrooms in our yard too – probably down in the woods as well but Mom won’t let me go down there to find out – she’s afraid of snakies!

      Love, Teddy

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  10. Mee-you mee iss fankfull fur you Teddy an Angel Unccle Sammy!! An fur deer LadyMum who bott mee a Tee shirt fur Summer…..Mee will show fotoss on Sunday.
    Mee iss fankfull shee not have another ‘seizey’ since yesterday’ss. Shee had trubbull sleepin last nite.

    Now to thee foto an a littul poe-em:
    “SERENITY”
    “When wee sit out
    together,
    watchin life go bye…
    LadyMum an mee feel Serenity.
    Beein together iss enuff fur us.”

    bye Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    • Oh Siddhartha that is a SUPER SWEET poem about you and Ladymum finding your serenity with each other. That sounds like me and my Mom too! I’ll be anxious to see your t-shirt. Mom says I need some kind of a lighter harness for summer than my “Holster”……..

      Love, Teddy

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  11. Hooray for sunpuddles, right, Teddy?? Glad you got some. And another pawsome poem from Sammy. That is such a peaceful photo.

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    • YES YES YES on sunpuddles….they are the best. I like indoor ones just as much as sitting in the sun on our front porch or in the yard too….maybe more…..no humidity INSIDE while there’s plenty of it OUTSIDE! Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem this week – we sure think it would be fun to rent a cabin and for ME to come along with the humans!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  12. I think it would be really fun to have a vacation by the lake. I love the picture of the mushrooms and Angel Sammy in his green beret. You too, Teddy under the tree.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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    • A lake vacation sounds perfect doesn’t it? Quiet – peaceful – restful…..sigh. We thought that forest floor photo would tickle everyone’s poetic fancy for next week!

      Hugs, teddy

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  13. We’re really sorry we’re so late to comment on this wonderful post of yours! Teddy, we are so glad you got some sunshine. We had some gorgeous days this week, but it’s storming outside now. Angel Sammy, your poem is absolutely beautiful and fits this peaceful image so well. I just love the line, “Night magic happens as the lights flicker on”. How true that is for a beautiful place like that. We’re already working on our poem for next week’s fun and fanciful image. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    • I can’t wait to see what you come up for next week’s forest floor photo….it’s very cool…..and we LOVED what everybody wrote for the cabin photo – it evoked peace and quiet and memories from everyone who wrote a poem this week! Thanks for being part of the fun…….

      Love, Teddy

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