Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Napus Interruptus


photo by PSC / 2011


  Napus Interruptus


  

Hard to say
who
was more surprised – 

that startled turtle I snapped
from his afternoon nap, or me
finding him suddenly beside me,
befuddled,
descried snoozing 
out cold on a lily pad
as I paddled slowly by.  And yet,

still too swift
to be captured by my camera 

he left behind
only this meager, worth-
less poem.

PSC/2014



photo by PSC / 2012
photo by PSC / 2011











 
 

And now (just for fun) go ahead and check out this "turtle poem"
from Robert Lee Brewer's 2014 April PAD Challenge:


 

5 comments:

  1. Hi, you. I've missed you! :)
    This is too cute.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awww, thanks, my friend! I only wish I could have caught his picture -- you would have loved it. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey! No dissing the poet. Revision needed "worth-while" poem <3 I certainly enjoyed it :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOL Thanks, Sara! Glad you enjoyed it. :-) (Still would have liked to capture that picture though....) :-/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those turtles are very sneaky ;-). Maybe next time :-)

    ReplyDelete