Saturday, September 8, 2012

Real Toads: featuring Margaret's photos

Photographer and fellow toad, Margaret Bednar, has offered several of her wonderful photos as inspiration for a poem on the theme Around the World, for the Sunday mini-challenge to the online writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
I looked and I looked, and I thought and I thought, but I couldn't choose just one picture for a topic of such wide scope, so I'm using two photos. Thanks for making them available to us, Margaret.

Around the World with Margaret and Me

the world is a wonderful place
with many a glamorous face,
but I like
the oceans, the rivers, the streams,
the creeks and the rivulets best,
the lakes and the ponds
and the tiniest pools
where the tiniest fishes can rest,
and I like
the lochs, the lagoons, and the tarns,
estuaries, inlets and sounds
the firths and the fjords
where danger abounds
and we put our fears to the test 

© Kay L. Davies, September, 2012


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Lovely. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

hedgewitch said...

Couldn't agree more, Kay. I love seeing beauty in humans, but it's so passing compared to the beauty of the natural world--and the challenge you speak of as well, though I've met some people who definitely put my fears to the test. :_)

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a lovely list of places - how grand it would be to see them all.

Susie Clevenger said...

Nature calls me too although I can find it in the busiest city.. be it a tiny dandelion pushing through a sidewalk crack or a sparrow singing in a single tree. Beautiful interpretation of the images.

Tammy said...

Beautiful poem, Kay! It reads just like the lapping of a gentle tide.

Margaret said...

..and we put our fears to the test. I almost drowned as a little girl, and I do fear the water. Went kayaking last year and that was a HUGE step for me (even though I had a life vest on). And a glamorous face really isn't possible out there with mother nature... unless you are Grace Kelly :)

Fireblossom said...

Aw Kay, you nature girl, you!

Grace said...

I wish I lived closer to nature too ~

Alas I work and lived in the city ~

Enjoyed the reminder of the beauty of nature ~

Peggy said...

Lovely tribute to the natural places of the world. It was good to be reminded of all those places.

Jinksy said...

Do I espy a water-baby at heart? ♥

De said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL piece, Kay. I've always been drawn to water, too. I think there is something to that fact that both the earth and our bodies are 3/4 made of it. ;)


Helen said...

You have a kindred spirit in me ... I am so fortunate to live in the midst of the beauty you have described.