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:
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!
Love, Angel Sammy
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!
No mushrooms or tiny people under here!!