a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Attempting Poetry...

Playing with Toads
Moss grows northward
On rough bark of tree roots and logs
Moss grows northward
Celebrating the rain it grows
Thicker and greener in cool shade
Weeping shades of green while it crawls
Moss grows northward

19 comments:

Margaret said...

I will have to observe this as I walk the wooded trails. Thanks and it is a very down to earth poem.

Lynne said...

I like the photo too . . we must be "the north " with all of our moss . . .

Akila G said...

wonderful!

Buttons said...

I always love your poetry and I do love toads:) B

Other Mary said...

Nice form, and I like the description of the moss "celebrating" the rain.

Willow said...

I just encounter our first spring Sighting of big lovely toad on our farm yesterday. Love he toads. Moss has always been fascinating and beautiful to me to. Enjoyed you poem it made me think.

SaucyKod said...

I picked comment on the Red Bull and it took me to this post - OK - I like both - the cattle are truly beautiful and then there's your poetry - I like that - looking forward to reading that short story you promised a while back. Hi to TM n all - thinking bout u :)

Sandra said...

i love green moss.. and where is the toad. i want to see a toad... i can say that toads pee in dogs mouths if picked up... that would make a great poem.. and i will now never forget that moss grows Northward...

Helen said...

I also love the look and feel of moss covered - anything! Nice writing, Gail.

Marian said...

"weeping shades of green," wow. very beautiful and great use of the form, i love this one!

TexWisGirl said...

a celebration of moisture!

Pat said...

And with all the rain we've been getting, ALL the trees here will be covered with moss....on the north side of course!

Beautiful, my girl, as always!

Terri said...

Looking forward to more moisture around here! Wonderful prose.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That is beautiful, you really captured the atmosphere.
Lynne x

Hannah said...

Oh!! A true delight! Nature lovers unite...moss is one of my favorites and you've gathered it in well here...the refrain is perfect!

Kay L. Davies said...

I remember Dad telling us when we were small, "if you're ever lost in the woods, the moss grows on the north side of the trees"!
Thanks for the memory.
K (one of the toads)

LindaG said...

Great photo and a really good post!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very nice! Moss is smart.

McGuffy Ann said...

A great poem for the senses!

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