Monday, July 1, 2013

For Open Link Monday at the Imaginary Garden

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wikimedia Commons
To my friends

bask like a shark
until nearly dark
then move like
a moth to the light

Inhabitant of Donabate Beach,
photo Jaqian, Dublin, Ireland
Wikimedia Commons
cling like a limpet 
close up like a clam
eye of the barnacle
knows where I am

pink as a shrimp
dainty as a bee
fly like a bird
or swing through a tree

pretty as a picture
quiet as a mouse
you’re always welcome
here in my house

Posted for Open Link Monday
at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads


VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

wow simple and elegant:)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
oohh, this made me feel all warm and fuzzy! Thank you!! YAM xx

Grace said...

I like the references to the animals Kay ~ Dainty as a bee & pink as a shrimp, I like ~ Thanks for the warm welcome ~ Happy Canada Day ~

Susan said...

There you are, Kay, welcoming the variety of us to bask in your warmth like a holiday at the shore! Playful and insightful!

Daryl said...

me likee ...

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love this poem, Kay. The sounds throughout are very joyous and the idea behind the poem is filled with human kindness.

kaykuala said...

A friendly gesture to accommodate all kinds of challenges. This sometimes happen in life! Great take Kay!


Abin Chakraborty said...

I began by thinking of Cassius Clay/Mohammad Ali...ended up cuddled in a welcoming warmth.

Jim said...

Thank you, Kay, we may come back some day. Love your poem and all its similes.

At first I thought your poet was doing all the action but then I realized that I, the reader, could do all these things if I would come to her/his house.
I do not know what kind of dogs are on my blog. I took the picture on the street in Copenhagen. One never knows when a picture like that will come in handy for a blog post

Susie Clevenger said... have a wealth of friends :) said...

Kay, this reminds me a bit of Ogden Nash, one of my favorites.

The extravagant welcome afforded to all those creatures... I just KNOW you would not cook any of them, either! Very sweet poem, Kay, Amy

grapeling said...

Then I'd feel obliged to bring a bottle to share :) ~ M

Margaret said...

You welcome all - and I'm sure you are warmly welcomed when you travel :)

LaTonya Baldwin said...

I hear music here. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this lilting snippet of a poem. Fantastic, Kay!

jabblog said...

This is such fun - well done:-)

Herotomost said...

Does this mean I can help myself to the beer? lol...creative as hell, rhyming like a banshee and if I was a vampire, i might be able to use this as my invitation!!!