Saturday 13 November 2010

Deep down in our hearts

Jinksy from ‘napple notes’ wrote the following verse in response to a remark from a friend of hers whose ‘driveway was beginning to resemble a babbling brook’. 

Floater's Dance

There, on a path where water is rushing 
over shingled drive not intended for gushing 
streams, leaves huddle, form a raft.
Without map or compass this craft 
will continue to dance to skirling song 
of wind and rain. Who knows how long
the piper has called this same tune
in other lands, under different moons?

I thought it was delightful but challenged her to pen something to make muddy pawprints acceptable. Almost immediately she responded with the following. 

Blokes, kids, cats and dogs
with mud on their feet
that treks in from the garden
or even the street,
can leave other traces,
much harder to beat -
deep down in our hearts -
and that's no mean feat!

Cleverly and succinctly Jinksy has captured the essence of our relationship with those we love. Thank you, Penny J

If you have not yet indulged yourself in a visit to ‘napple notes’ I urge you to do so. I promise you will not be disappointed.


  1. Oo er! Blatant advertising? LOL Do you want a cut in the proceeds? hehehe

  2. Oh, I love that. It's so true about the footprints.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. I love Jinksy. And not only because she was my first 'follower'. She's a very sweet person with many, many talents and a wonderful sense of humour. Which she demonstrated with both these little poems ;-)

    (Jinksy needs lead soles to keep her feet firmly on the ground after all these compliments ;-))


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