I will be taking a blogger break for the next week. I will not be posting but will be catching up visiting and commenting on numerous past poetry challenges and posts made this week. A whirlwind of activity - finishing up the week homeschooling my two youngest and at the end of this month will be moving half of our household possessions to the mountains!
I am thankful for my fellow poets and friends here in blogger-land and wish you a wonderful ending to my favorite month of November.
Experimenting with my poetic voice - it really is a storytelling of sorts, that is reading poetry. I erased numerous times, not happy with the way my voice fades in and out and stresses certain words. Not really thrilled with this version, but I have confidence with time I will improve.
grasps a hold of bricks and posts
as kale flashes lavender corsages;
no deferring to colors smoldering.
I'm thankful for these competitors
of late fall's seasonal color,
splashing vibrant hues
amongst backdrop of waning glory,
for tyrannical crows
who claim field and fence
where little bluebirds and cardinals
mid-summer freely danced and swooped.
I'm thankful for the westerly sinking sun
quietly draping hills and valleys
with soothing shades of velvety grays
and crystal kisses,
for crisp air that chills my cheeks,
makes me hurry homeward
toward promises of smoldering hearth,
entwined arms and legs.
I'm thankful for celebrating together
the richness of another season's
coming and going and the bountiful gifts
that life and death provide.
by Margaret Bednar, originally written November 20, 2014