Wednesday, March 16, 2011

An Irish Ditty


Ah to be 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 petals are white
and my stem leans a tad toward the ground.
But for all of that
I'm easier to catch.

Photo courtesy of Willow. Read more poems and stories inspired by the photo at Magpie Tales.

10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love this poem Suki. It made me smile. You are on a roll.

Tess Kincaid said...

This is so very charming, Suki. You ARE on a roll!

Robin said...

Ah, Suki, charming lassie! Ye STILL be as vibrant and wonderful as when ye were a wee one!

You and Willow both had fantastic poems on this subject! It's a sunject close to my heart as I'm half-Irish on my Father's side!

Erin go Bragh!

May the day be warmer, the winds mild and you and Bibitty safe at home, well-fed and dreamy....

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

studio lolo said...

What a wonderful, hopeful Spring header!!

I too, love this poem. You've still got it Suki...all of it ;)

After all, didn't you say you were a moll??? Too funny!

xo♥

Katiejane said...

So cute. Doesn't this simply describe us all? I feel my stem bending more each year and if not for Loreal my hair would be silver too. :)
I love the "values" in this photo!

Marion said...

This is an awesome poem, Suki, I couldn't help smiling. You have a load of the "snap" still with you.

My hair is white and my stem leans a tad as well...but, nonetheless, it's all good!

Lynn said...

Cute! So colorful and picturesque!
I see your stories as you tell them in your poetry!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely poem. Ah yes. I am bending closer to the floor too. :)

~Babs said...

Oh, I LOVE this Suki!
And I so relate!
Smiling,,,,

Mary said...

what an awesome and fun poem--made me smile ;-)