I was warned by My friend Billy to be careful when using the word "suddenly" so in the spirt of that warning I try and use it liberally and often, rules are for breaking I say....
As it was, I found myself rising early and slipping on shoes for hiking when my small doggie Martin got the sudden urge to join us, that is, Banjo and I, my regular hiking compadre. So I thought why not, it's time to show him the sights.......the deer.
and more deer. Mart liked their fancy behinds......
he has some "fancy", behind the ears himself.
We were all enthralled at the sudden appearance of spring, these shooting stars are as quick as the real thing, and just as quickly as they make a showing they are suddenly gone so we plan to make our pilgrimage often.
“Never use the word suddenly just to
Suddenly, you were planting some yellow petunias
outside in the garden,
and suddenly I was in the study
looking up the word oligarchy for the thirty-seventh time.
When suddenly, without warning,
you planted the last petunia in the flat,
and I suddenly closed the dictionary
now that I was reminded of that vile form of governance.
A moment later, we found ourselves
standing suddenly in the kitchen
where you suddenly opened a can of cat food
and I just as suddenly watched you doing that.
I observed a window of leafy activity
and, beyond that, a bird perched on the edge
of the stone birdbath
when suddenly you announced you were leaving
to pick up a few things at the market
and I stunned you by impulsively
pointing out that we were getting low on butter
and another case of wine would not be a bad idea.
Who could tell what the next moment would hold?
Another drip from the faucet?
Another little spasm of the second hand?
Would the painting of a bowl of pears continue
to hang on the wall from that nail?
Would the heavy anthologies remain on their shelves?
Would the stove hold its position?
Suddenly, it was anyone’s guess.
The sun rose ever higher.
The state capitals remained motionless on the wall map
when suddenly I found myself lying on a couch
where I closed my eyes and without any warning
began to picture the Andes, of all places,
and a path that led over the mountain to another country
with strange customs and eye-catching hats
suddenly fringed with little colorful, dangling balls.
Tension by Billy Collins
I hope you find yourself doing something sudden and delicious the weekend!
Happy March all, xoxo Ro and Mart