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Saturday, January 21, 2012

For Real Toads: photo prompt, M. Bednar

© M. Bednar photos

Kerry presented the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads with three photos by talented poet/photographer Margaret Bednar, and I found it difficult to choose which picture to use as a prompt for my own poem. Kerry also featured one of Margaret's poems and it is lovely.
I finally decided to use two of her photos as inspiration, and to share this one of the leaf just because it is beautiful.


a room

plain and simple,
a window, three hooks
and a bed
was all the weary man wanted—
a place to lay his head.
food came
and he cleared his plate well,
slept between soft sheets,
then awakened when the sun
shone through
the treetops outside.

he yawned,
then stretched
and thought of his horse.
Sebastian would like to work here, too,
he decided:
a good ranch
with good people,
plain and simple.

12 comments:

Dianne said...

Hi Kay .... I don't have writing skills but i'm an avid reader and love to read what others write .....the words to these pics are so fitting.and your pic of the single leaf is delightful.

Mary Mansfield said...

I really like this one, Kay. You've painted a very serene picture.

Margaret said...

Ha! Sebastian is a good soul and would love to work for such a kind sounding man. Do you know THREE men often shared this sized bed in this room, not one. Yes, plain and simple... sounds good to me.

Fireblossom said...

Sebastian! I love that his horse has a name. The more I come here, the more I enjoy your blog, Kay.

Teresa said...

Wonderful descriptive pieces for the pictures you chose.

Fran said...

I really enjoyed this Kay, I think I would like the farm too xxx

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have captured the simplicity and beauty of each photo with remarkable skill in this poem.

Grace said...

Lovely capture of the plain and simple life, both for the man and his soul companion ~

Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic Kay. I'm wanting to know more. You easily have the start of an entertaining story here!

hedgewitch said...

I love how you've given Sebastian a Salem incarnation, and this seems to tie the present to the past more securely in the delightful picture you paint of a simpler time.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Beautiful simplicity here, Kay, for such an eloquently simple place. You've captured part of the spirit of Old Salem.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this...the simplicity of your words so in touch with the photos.