Hello Everyone! It’s the day of the week we Hop with Brian and tell the world what we’ve thankful for. It’s also the day we hear from Angel Sammy with his poem of the week. First though, I must say that I am thankful for several things this week – one is that we are having a delightful and “real” Spring – first one in YEARS my Mom says – for me it’s only my third one EVER so I don’t know the difference! It’s cool, we’re getting the right amount of rain for all the plants and trees, and best of all I get to go outside a lot more when it’s NICE. Another thankful is that I have discovered the “wonderful world of mulch”……yep – the old mulch pile down in the front yard woods is a spot that I had forgotten about until this past week. I have been just walking right by it when I’m out with Mom or Dad and a few days ago a squirrel ran right in front of me on his way to the woods and I pulled on the leash to go sniff his trail which led me to the mulch. OH BOY…..I decided to dig lots of holes and it got me so excited I just kind of hopped around and rolled around in the mulch – I discovered there are wormies living in the mulch and if you touch one, they curl up in a little ball! Dad was laughing too hard to stop me – at least he laughed until he saw what a mess my harness and my body were from rolling in the mulch. Needless to say Mom wouldn’t let us back in the house until Dad got me cleaned off. BOY WAS THAT FUN!!!!!
Well enough of my adventures – let’s see what kind of poem Angel Sammy wrote for his Poetic Thursdays this week!
Hi Friends! It’s ME again and it’s time for poetry!
I hope you wrote one this week – even if you never ever wrote a poem before, maybe you decided to give it a try?? Even if you always participate with us – it’s fun to put your poetic/creative side to work once a week to write a poem based on a photo isn’t it? If you wrote one, let us know in my comments so we can come read it.
I’ll share the poem I wrote for the photo I gave you last week below……………then I have another photo for you to use as inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we get together again. YAY!
Here’s last week’s photo:
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©May 1, 2019
It’s hard to imagine a tree this big
Was once a seed, a sprout, then a twig
Left alone to grow to the sky
Top branches reaching too far for my eye
A lifetime of service to all manner of creature
Giving shelter to all – a “hotel” of nature
Through storms, floods and ice you’ve always been there
A life of neglect with no “gardening” care
Standing tall and serene until the day of reckoning
When old age receives you and its’ call you hear beckoning
A lifetime of service will end in a fall
Where your trunk will still serve as a home to all…………..
This tree in the photo is incredibly huge…….and has so many little caves and cubby holes – it’s just ideal for animals to nest in or people to shelter in. I have to wonder if a tree as old as this one might be could have been around in the days when Native Indians might have worshipped it as a Tree God – huge and sheltering and so alive. Well, whatever its’ history may be it’s a LONG one that’s for sure. I thought this would be a fun one for us to write about! Did you think so?
I have another one for you to think about this week and write a poem about for next Thursday. Ready?
EEEK! This is definitely something my Mom and Dad would NOT do although Mom says when she lived in Florida a bazillion years ago she would ride on the river in big tire tubes with lots of friends in their own tubes – and they would do a very leisurely ride down the Weeki Wachee River (yes that’s actually the name). The trip would take several hours and they always had somebody waiting at the end of the ride to bring them back to the start. But there were NO rapids!
So good luck everyone – write a poem for this photo for next Thursday OK? OK!
I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!
Thanks for having poetic fun with me! Love, Angel Sammy
Thank you Angel Sammy for being part of my life from afar. Mom says she feels you with her every day and know what? I do too!