I’ve often admired it but never taken part: a word+visual challenge by Patrick Jennings. The time is now.
I don’t promise to do it every week but I can promise more than one word and sometimes more than one image. Such a maximalist.
I have trouble spelling it
let alone ever imagining
to stand among them.
In my mind they belong to that other world.
The one with those funny animals
where I’ll never live.
But they do good here and do it well
draining the swamps of Tuscany.
They drink the water, amore says.
Not much malaria in my country of origin.
Too much snow there.
Different kinds of drama.
Therefore I’m impressed at their peeling trunks
when I discover them on my bike ride
and keep returning.
They sing in the wind.
Each seems to be hiding if not a koala
then at least a boar. Bestia agrees.
They stand out as it is
but yesterday I met
a particularly outstanding couple.
In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #142: Standout