Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...To Be

Is it so bad
to be a toad...
to have such
a wee brave heart
beating
simple desires,
the chirp of
a queen's longing.

I am rich
beyond the day,
my empire
ne'er will end,
as I live by
the light
of the moon.

I am feeling the cold
and I'm tired
and long to be
nestled in
crystalline white blankets
warmed by a winter's turn,
while golden leaves
cuddle my
tender shadowed breast.

I am content
in the long white night
till the darkness
beckons my day,
I'll be home
again soon
and safe
at the dawn
of my dreams...

I am rich beyond
and
I am still
a toad.


s.wilson


Guess what SSS is here...where has the summer gone...I saw leaves turning to orange yesterday...you Aussies are seeing spring flowers...but you just had summer a few weeks ago...how did I miss that???

Regardless how beautiful Fall is, us Northuners know what lies ahead, now we dream of living in the South and my lil' toad tenant will be scouting out a safe haven for the long sleep and I will be busy caulking windows, can't afford the slightest draft to sneak in when it's 30 below zero outside...can you imagine my down-under friends...too soon snow shadows...argh!!!

29 comments:

sassytrash said...

We are rich if we can enjoy the simple things....love your last line...you are so creative. Some of my leaves are coming down already, but I'm worried about it getting 30 above...let alone 30 below!! Hope you don't go there!

The Attic said...

LOVED it Sharon..did you get the urge to pick that little guy up and plant a smooch on him? Don't answer that...heehee

Sylvia K said...

What a great "froggie" shadow shot, Sharon! And, yes, I keep asking - where has the summer gone and why so quickly? Love your captures and your words always!

Enjoy the weekend!
Sylvia

Margaret Gosden said...

Hidden, yet not hidden - in toad hole? Lovely shot!

bobbie said...

I love the poem, as well as the little toad friend.

Happy SSS

Sarah said...

What a handsome toad!

Rosebud Collection said...

Oh, I think he is so cute. Beautiful picture. Can't believe summer is almost gone and we really didn't have summer this year. Very sad time, even though fall is beautiful to look at.
Happy SSS.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Every now & then there will be a toad underfoot in the garden - what a great shot & lovely words for the little guys!
Yes....the W word will be coming soon - wasn't it just last week we were complaining of the cold of winter?! Enjoy our sun & warmth while we have it I guess!!

Greyscale Territory said...

Loved the line of "long white night"! Beautiful!

And even though I am not really a toad kinda person, I must admit that this photo is wonderful! In fact, that toad is quite a handsome little guy!

O Sharon! I'll make sure I post heaps of sunny photos for you! (That's if the heavy grey winds let me!)

Happiest weekend dear friend!

MonikaRose said...

Hello, great shot but ugly toad;) Happy SSS..cya

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Ah, to be a toad
in the middle of the road—
and not to be squished!

My Shadow Shots

Catherine said...

very well captured!!

Hey Harriet said...

Eeeek! Toad! At least your toad friend has a safe space to hang out. Toads are not treated very nicely over here. People take delight in whacking them with cricket bats and golf clubs. Even though I dislike toads I find that extremely cruel.

Snow shadows again so soon? Wow it seems like you only had winter not so long ago!

MyMaracas said...

I love the way your little toad blends into the shadows. That beautiful poem is the perfect pairing, too.

September already. Where did the summer go?

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful toad in the shadowy photo, lovely words too.

I know how the seasons rush by, it seems only yesterday i saw spring ponds full of toads sitting on the bottom, mating.....

Chris said...

Great toad shot!

If you put Compound W on a toad would the toad totally disappear? ;)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, fall is soon coming and tods will be looking for a place to spend the winter. It feels very much like fall her today...but summer ain't over yet...I hope. ;-)

sarayutouched said...

i missed sss yesterday as we were off bright and early for a day of volleyball-8 hours on bleachers!!!

great toad capture. sad words of reality...creeping in...hold on summer!!! please don't catch your winter cold yet!!! see you for a warm cup of happiness later!!

simplyiowa said...

Dear Sharon,
I've been so dizzy with my own mess, I haven't had time to leave a comment. My shop was surrounded by a mote, this week, and much had to be pitched. Please know my prayers are with you, and everyone in Palo. I had a lovely Lady in the shop yesterday, and she said she'd just been to your store, and it was wonderful, and so were you! Good News!
I'm sending folks to you, and telling them how blessed we are to have people like you, and Dave, Bill and Cathy, in the area!
I love your poem, and all of your posts, you are an amazing person.
Hang in there!
Barb C.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

WoW! you catched that shot? Amazing & perfectly taken.

Your very clever & creative SS shoter.

Hugs to you...
xoxo

Martha Z said...

Poor toad, winters comming and he will be cold. Rich toad if he choses to embrace what is. I like the picture and the words.

Jeanne said...

It was a cool summer here, and Fall seems to be already here. Which is okay -- it's my favorite season!

Happily Retired Gal said...

I do so enjoy the poetry you write and share with your lovely photographs. It would have been easy to 'miss' this toad in the shadows of your garden ;--)
Wonderful post!
Hugs and blessings,

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

I could smell fall in the ait today!!! Hugs, Janna

Linda said...

What a wonderful post! And I love your sweet toad.
:-)

Gabbi said...

Lovely poem and shadow shot... and I have to tell you, as an Angeleno, your snow shadows sound incredibly romantic. :)

summersundays-jw said...

Again an excellent "shadow" post. How are things goin? Sure hope you're not having to deal with flooding. Take care & stay dry. Jan

Candace said...

I just discovered your blog and am so impressed. My mother loved Iowa and thought it was the best place on earth, so right away I liked your blog and then when I read your poetry I was hooked. You almost make me like toads.

Rajesh said...

Very nice shot and the poem.