My Take – Saddle Up Saloon; Colleen’s Double Ennead Challenge No. 2

While on a drive in the UK, our friend took us to a place to see the bluebells. In order to take photos we had to go under a gate that said “no trespassing.” I was so drawn to the vista that I discarded the thought of trespassing. I had to see this beauty. I even got down at grass level to take a photo.

Spring has Sprung

I took this photo in
Littlebury, Saffron Waldron, UK
on 05/05/2016
I took this photo in
Littlebury, Saffron Waldron, UK
on 05/05/2016
looking out the window
I gazed in wonder
a carpet of blue stretching out beyond view
a blanket under trees
it took my breath away
this blue tapestry
trees standing tall, arms outstretched giving them shade
a fantasy playground
on the other side
I could feel the magic
beauty, spellbinding
down on their level, were they hiding in there?
the fairies must be there
just not visible

Colleen invites us to write a Double Ennead. The theme is Spring. “The Double Ennead comprises five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza) 3 STANZAS EACH = 99 SYLLABLES, NO MORE, NO LESS! Punctuation and rhyme schemes are optional and up to the poet. Don’t be afraid to experiment.”


12 thoughts on “My Take – Saddle Up Saloon; Colleen’s Double Ennead Challenge No. 2

  1. Ruth, this is a beautiful poem! I love when you share your memories and photos. You’ve got such great rhythm in this piece. Your word choice is superb! Thanks for reminding me of my years spent in East Anglia. I remember the forests covered in daffodils. ❤

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  2. I have hundreds of those in the shadiest parts of my yard. They were planted there years ago by the house’s former owners. They do make make a beautiful carpet! And one of the best things? I can delay cutting the grass where they are growing for a couple of months! They are beautiful!

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      1. It would be nice if they could! You do have lovely bluebonnets there. One of my favorite songs by Nancy Griffith is about them, it’s called “Gulf Coast Higway.” I’ll need to find that CD at home. I know I have it somewhere!

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