Friday, May 15, 2015

Ducks and Water for 'Queen Bee'








Ducks and Water 

Lazy afternoon, sitting on the bank 
Sunning my sides, warming, thinking of you 
With you by my side Mother Time stands still 
But you out of the swim, can't settle down 
A duck out of water, keeps one leg up 

I'm letting you go for somebody else 
My sides will grow cold, still thinking of you 
Beside someone new, your time standing still 
You're back in the swim, nesting in warm arms 
A duck in the water knows what it wants 

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Photos, Poem copyright 20132014, 2015, © jimmiehov, all rights reserved

I'm linked with Marian at the Imaginary Garden, 
withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2015/05/queen-bee.html
Notes:
 - Marian wanted a newly written poem inspired after glimpsing the works and nature of the author, Dr. Suess, and singer, Taj MahalMahal is after my time, I was not aware of him.
 - Top photo, 2013, was taken at Regent's Park in London.  My grand-daughter, then four, and I were having a paddle boat ride in the lake at the park when we came across this bunch of ducks standing around or sleeping on a small island.  The post was on my other blog, a poem written in conjunction of a group of boat ride pictures.  Her family was living in London at the time, for nearly five years.
 - Bottom photo, 2014, was take at the large pond at the picnic area of our subdivision here in Texas.

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8 Comments:

At Friday, May 15, 2015 5:16:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is beautiful... such an emotive piece.. :D
xoxo

 
At Friday, May 15, 2015 9:43:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Love this poem.. you bring forth the image of that lazy afternoon so well. There is something quite special to be close to water and ducks.

 
At Friday, May 15, 2015 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Lazy afternoon, sitting on the banks"......you capture the mood of Taj Mahal's music in your poem. Love the photos, too, Jim.

 
At Friday, May 15, 2015 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

One of your best, Mr. Jim.

 
At Friday, May 15, 2015 12:17:00 PM, Blogger De said...

Nice. You've channeled Taj, with your own sway. Beautiful.

 
At Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:34:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

I love this poem, Jim. So searching and lovely. Wonderful.

 
At Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:59:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Sweet pics and poem, Jim. Thanks. Glad you are pro-BEE! k .

 
At Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:34:00 PM, Blogger Herotomost said...

A perfect backdrop, and then the despair. that is the blues my friend. Great poem!

 

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