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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Janus for ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday prompts with the letter J. Thank you Mrs. Nesbitt!

The calendar called spring and winter answered. It's only a matter of time...






What Janus Sees

Pocked by nimble hooves
five o’clock stubble clings,
stubborn in wind-chilled sun.
One six-pack of scrub jays
scatters the silence,
tepid spring forces its way
upon the barren brow
defined by seasoned gray.




Pen and ink sketch by Sue.

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28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely words, beautiful sketch makes a great "j" day! Thanks for sharing!

Granny Smith said...

Lovely sketch and lovelier poem. I especially like that "six-pack of scrub jays" and those other vivid images clinging to both scene and personage.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the visual picture of 'five o'clock stubble'.

Babooshka said...

Very clever use of the J.

Grace and Bradley said...

What a marvelous sketch and poem. Thanks for visiting our blog and kind words.

magiceye said...

.........beautiful.........

anthonynorth said...

Love the way you bring it to life here.

RuneE said...

Janus - the god of doors, beginnings end ends. Very fitting.

Gordon Mason said...

I really like this verse. The s's throughout add to the wind feel. Each image is so clear.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Lovely Sue! You are so gifted.

I wish you a great day of J

Tyra

Vita Stunder said...

I love your visual picture and the words :)

Have a nice day! :)

J said...

This feels like where I'm living at the moment! :)

Janie said...

What a great anthropomorphic image of spring. Janus is a wonderful J.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well expressed! Soon the "seasonal gray" will be greening...and I'm anxious for that to happen. ;-)

jay said...

Oh, two-faced Janus! Looking back into winter and forward into summer, is that right?

Reader Wil said...

That's what I wanted to say: the two-faced god Janus.Thanks for your comment on the concentration camps, which I answered on my blog.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Very amazing. I love 5 o clock shadows. Super sweet!

Rose said...

I love the line "The calendar called spring and winter answered"! From what I've seen on the news, your part of the country must feel as if it's January. Vivid imagery in the poem--did you write this as well?

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful J's! Thank you for sharing. I also followed your Wikipedia link.

kml said...

Great interpretation and symbolism!

I learned something new today!

Tash said...

Oh, a feast for the eyes and the mind - both in the poem and introducing me to Janus.

pictureeachday said...

I love the poem's imagery--especially the "five o'clock stubble"--and I LOVE your sketch! You are quite multi-talented.

hpy said...

Spring is two-faced, like Janus. Last week it was almost summer, today it's almost winter. But it's still spring.

Neva said...

How creative and lovely....I love your J.

Karyn said...

Great J post....love the sketch

zoya gautam said...

a lovely poem

VP said...

A lovely creative J - both picture and poem :)

Celeste said...

Great 'J' post I always enjoy your words.