Monday, October 30, 2006

Ode to Toad


O toad.
You blink at me among the basil
and enchant my garden.
You sustain my hope of magic here
beside the fountain.
All the while you flick at bugs
and crunch them.
O little brown toad.

19 comments:

Erik Ivan James said...

Welcome back!
Sweet poem. Toads and gardens...they go together.

Ric said...

Welcome back!
We all missed you terribly. Had so much time on my hands, I actually got some writing done!!

S. W. Vaughn said...

LOL! Crunch...

Yay, Bernita's back! Those are some awesome kids you got there. :-)

Steve G said...

A nice ode. Nice to see you back.

EA Monroe said...

Aren't techie children the greatest? It's nice to have toads in the garden, too. San the Eskie could write a few odes about toads. One of these days she'll learn toads aren't so tasty. Welcome back!

Carla said...

What a sweet poem. Welcome back.

Jaye Wells said...

Welcome back! Love this poem. Nice image with which to start the day.

Bernita said...

I missed you, Dear People.

Erik, toads and frogs are an absolute must-have.Thank you.

And I missed you.
C'mon, Ric, I don't really distract you.
Wait until I get my How To Write Erotica book though. Heh, heh.

I think they are simply wonderful, Sonya.

Aw, Steve. So glad to be back.

Don't know what I'd do without them, EA. Well, I do, I wouldn't be on-line at all and would never have met you all.

Thank you, Carla. I am fond of the little princes in disguise.

A small thing, Jaye, but glad you liked it.

jason evans said...

That was very sweet. :) I imagine a wonderful little painting to go with it.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Yea! Bernita's back...welcome home!

Toads in the garden...hmmm. the last toad I saw in my garden was being devoured head first by a big ol' snake! Yikes...instead of being the 'eater' it was the 'eatee'!

Savannah Jordan said...

Hi, Bernita! I've missed you. I love the toad poem. It kind of makes me think about writing one for the baby squirrel that hubby and I rescued over the week--but I don't want to ruin my rep as a toughie *wink*

Bernita said...

I had one, Jason, but Blogger....

Thank you, Bonnie. That's the main reason I an NOT fond of snakes.

Hee, remember, Savannah, what they tell us about revealing depth of character...

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Yea, don't mention Blogger. It ate my post...twice! I gave up!

kmfrontain said...

Welcome back, Bernita.

I had this enormous toad in my back yard, but he got away from me. Hopped into the garage and beneath the boxes. Darn. I love toads.

He used to live under my rasberries, but he decided the garage was better, I guess.

Bernita said...

Noticed your post wasn't up this morning, Bonnie, wondered if it was Blogger.

Karen, once I was mortaring a crack in a window well, shoved in a few stones, goggled when one squeezed back out.
Big brown toad. Put him in the garden.

Julie said...

Your poem reminds me of one of my favorite books from childhood -- Time Garden by Edward Eager. There's a toad in the herb garden who grants time-travel wishes. Is that the kind you saw?

Bernita said...

Julie, I work on the principle that one never knows...

cyn said...

i love the last sentence.

this pome made me *smile*,
bernita.

Bernita said...

Then it is a success, Cyn. Thank you.