Tuesday, March 15, 2011

An Irish Ditty


Ah to be a violet again
dark and vibrant
snappy and sassy
with all the shamrocks in the neighborhood
chasing after me for a taste of
ale
and a bite of my
buttermilk and raisins.

I still have a bit o' the snap
in me
it's just my hair is white
and my stem leans a tad toward the ground.
But I'm easier to catch.

18 comments:

  1. Love this Suki! So creative and fun:-)

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  2. Cheers! I love this and can relate in a thousand ways. :)

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  3. Ok, OK ... I can't stop chuckling! I fit your Magpie to a T.

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  4. Heard that!! I love this...just a delight to read!

    Rick

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  5. "Catchy" little poem. Love it!

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  6. Admirable use of extended metaphor. Would there were more like this.

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  7. Sheer delight - I nicked both picture and poem to combine, for personal pleasure of course.

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  8. Absolutely great! Terrific use of metaphor/personification. Vb

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  9. I really love this! Bravo!

    Anna :o]

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  10. The poem, too, is snappy and sassy. Well done.

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  11. lovely color take..
    enjoyed the flow.

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  12. I hope to look back and still have the snap. Fun!

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  13. Snappy indeed! My high school students say "Snap..." whenever someone has just the perfect comeback!
    Snap!
    You mentioned a play by Yeats involving a wishing well. My first thought was THE HOUR GLASS...then his poem, "Brown Penny."
    I really love his work.

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  14. PS I saw your comment at Willow Manor.

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  15. This brought a smile to my face... so fun!

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