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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I for ABC Wednesday


ABC Wednesday offers 'I' for this week's prompt. Thank you!



Icon

a swizzle stick
for those who sing

twisting, tumbling
rolling and drifting stalk

where dreams wind
outside the lines

on trails whistled down
by tumbleweeds


I was thrilled to find a tumbleweed that wasn't stuck in my auto grille...this one banked itself against my older daughter's house. She was stunned to hear me ask if I could take it home to think upon it. I'm sure she feared for my sanity. I'm not worried. Yet. Much.

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30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Hey, great shot, lovely words and my kids have had serious concerns about me and my sanity for years! Like you, I'm not worried. Yet. Much.

Have a great day and don't give sanity another thought, we probably do just as well without it!

Sylvia

Rinkly Rimes said...

Accidental art! Sometimes the best. As to your sanity, my two adult children consider me very odd! But I'd rather be eccentric than dull, wouldn't you!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely colours and composition - accidental nature is so generous. Nice words too.....

Janie said...

Meditating upon a tumbleweed turned out to be a good idea, considering the wonderfully wistful words you have given us on the subject of this weed.

Paula Scott said...

Did you know that the tumbleweed and the thistle are in the same family?

Jeeves said...

Lovely snap and poem

magiceye said...

:)
this is so beautiful

Lily Hydrangea said...

I like this! Creative imagery makes for much Inspiration!

anthonynorth said...

That was great fun - both the picture and words.

Irene Toh said...

I like your image of tumbleweed.

sema said...

lovely poem!

nonizamboni said...

Tumbleweeds are iconic to my mind also...great postwhere dreams wind outside the lines!

RuneE said...

Not everyone finds ones icon flying around!!

PS I think your sanity is doing very well

Michelle Johnson said...

Gotta love it when nature falls into your lap and you can write of your ponderances. I think both pic and poem turned out nicely. Have a great day.

jabblog said...

Giving our children something to worry about is surely our duty - payback time ;-))

Jane Doe said...

Lovely!

swapnap said...

Lovely yet intricate. "where dreams wind outside the lines...." is such a nice thought!

Q said...

Lovely tumbleweed!
When my husband and I drive across western Kansas and eastern Colorado I am on the lookout for tummbleweeds. I gather them for my home garden!
I have a vision of a bronze tumble in my front yard......
Sherry

Reader Wil said...

Lovely combination of words and photo, Tumblewords! Your sanity is fine!

Jay said...

I can see they would be irritating to pick up somewhere on the car, but they are rather lovely, aren't they?

Linda Jacobs said...

You took the ordinary and made it shine with your camera and words. Love that last stanza!

Roger Owen Green said...

we need our icons - i find green just everywhere

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm glad you aren't too worried about what your older daughter thinks. ;-)

Lovely shot of the tumbleweed and I very much like the poem that accompanies the picture.

Judi said...

One never knows where one will find beauty.

Dragonstar said...

I love this. I've never seen a tumbleweed in close-up before. Yes, an icon - even a cliché for those of us who grew up on Western films!

Thanks for your visit. Of course I had to buy that dragon - how could I resist him? ;)

Kate said...

An unusual subject for the post. Creative, too. Thanks for visiting my ABC Wednesday blog!

Sue said...

I'd never seen a tumbleweed up close, very intricate, a good choice for an icon.

Jama said...

You wrote such a beautiful poem!

Rose said...

Great poem--I love "a swizzle stick for those who sing."

I saw my first tumbleweeds last March while visiting my daughter in Arizona. We happened to be driving from Tucson to Phoenix through one of their infamous dust storms. Scary, though I think I prefer it to Midwest snow storms!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Beautiful selection for an ABC Wednesday post.