Time to be Thankful AND Poetic!
First we take care of joining up with Brian’s Blog Hop which is all about being thankful……………we look back at the week and find some thankfuls and we can ALWAYS find some! If you’d like to tell the world about yours, just click the badge above and fill out the LINKY form……then share your thankfuls with other thankful peeps! Today I want to tell a short tale of BRIEF freedom and my thankfulness that my Mom found me. What am I talking about? Well this morning Mom let me out into the garage thinking the garage door was SHUT. I am only allowed out on my harness WITH a parent. Guess what – the door was up – Dad had left it up when he went out to work on a project in our woods. Mom did NOT KNOW THAT…………..over a half hour later she took iced tea to Dad and noticed that the door in the garage was UP. PANIC BUTTON……………she ran around the yard calling my name thinking I could be ANYWHERE in thirty whole minutes of freedom……..our neighbor boys heard Mom screeching and came out to help find me and THEY did! I was next door in their yard and had been the whole time. Mom was so grateful to the boys and they were so sweet to help old Mom. I was just glad to get back in the house to have a big drink of water and a nice cold floor to lie on!!!! Will I do that again? Probably not. Mom will LOOK to make sure the garage door is closed. I love my garage – I have a window seat out there that is my perfect spy spot. I enjoyed my taste of freedom but know what??? THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
Now, onward to the second part of our post today which is sharing the email I got from my Angel brother Sammy with you – where he’s used the photo challenge he gave us LAST week to write his poem. Hopefully some of you have done the same thing – written a poem based on his photo inspiration – don’t forget to tell us you wrote one and share your link with us and everyone else! Here’s his email from last night’s transmission from his laptop at the Rainbow Bridge:
Hello Poets and Friends!
It’s Thursday – the day we get together and share our poetry. You know the drill – the photo I gave you last Thursday has been sitting around gathering dust since last week and then you remembered to take it out, dust it off, study it and let it inspire you to write a poem about it. Easy right? Well, I just want you to have fun with it. And after I share the poem that I wrote I will give you ANOTHER photo to use for next Thursday when we’ll all gather together again and share our poetic efforts.
I really enjoy finding photos for you (and me) every week. I try to find interesting photos and you all know as I do that everyone’s imagination is different so you might see something in the poem that’s different from what I see or anyone else sees………that’s what makes this FUN!
Here’s last week’s photo followed by MY effort at writing a poem inspired by it:
By Angel Sammy Kimmell June 21, 2018
Laundry out there hanging on the old clothesline
Waving in the breeze and smelling fresh and fine
Mama’s magic in the kitchen cookin’ homemade delights
Every dish she creates yummy until the very last bites
Her aprons protect her dresses from all drips and splashes
Even after stoking up the stove she can wipe her hands of ashes
Aprons take a lot of punishment but they are very necessary
Keeping Mom’s dresses from cookin’ oil and juice from all those berries!
A week’s worth of aprons means a week’s worth of home cookin’
People drive by in their farm trucks and are always a-lookin’
They know Mama’s been busy when seven aprons on the line they see
They know she’s had a full week of work to feed her hungry family.
Well that’s my poem – where’s yours? Just tell us in our comments that you wrote one, and give us your blog link OR write the poem in our comments if you want to – but whatever you do, write a poem because you will enjoy crafting something of your VERY OWN! Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme – it just has to express something you feel or see or think……go for it. If you didn’t write one this week – use the photo below to write one for NEXT week……………..we’d love to read it – honest we would!
Cool photo huh? I think so…………..Notice the kitty in the foreground? Nice touch huh? Have fun with this one – I imagine there will be some really cool poetry next Thursday and I hope you will join me here to see mine and discover who else has taken a leap of creative faith and written their own!!
Meanwhile, have a great week my friends…………thanks for visiting Teddy’s blog on Thursday and EVERY day. I may be gone but I’m still with you always.
Angel Hugs, Sammy
Oh Sammy I love your clothesline poem…………..our Mom says she can remember just how yummy things out on the clothesline would smell after being washed and all that fresh air drying things out. Especially sheets – oh boy that first night in sheets dried out on the line was heavenly so she says. I don’t need sheets to sleep well – just a quiet spot where I can dream!
See you all next week for Thankful and Poetic Thursday