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"I" is for . . .

Posted for a variety of prompts:
ABC Wednesday (“I is for . . . “)
Camera Critters (photo/s)
Photo Scavenger Hunt (“wild”)
Simply Snickers (“plead,” “poor” and “point”)
Three Word Wednesday (“agree,” “execute” and “providence”)
Totally Optional Prompts (blank verse)
Wordless Wednesday (photo/s)

Note: Usually, my poetry appears in my poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Occasionally (actually, increasingly), I publish horse-related poetry at The Mane Point: A Haven for Horse Lovers. Still, it seemed appropriate somehow to put this entry here at Practically at Home. After all, this mother's ideas might echo some of our own.

Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink

“I” is for . . .
“If I can just see over the top of this hill. . . .”

Does something better await,
Just out of reach?
If I tuck in my wings and stretch,
What might I spy?

A mighty mallard,
A pristine pond,
A quiet cove,
Or adventure?

Youngsters agree.
Time to execute the plan,
Providence to prove.

Curiosity points the way,
Pleading for unseen sights,
Poorly perceived from here.

Sudden sounds set me aright,
Back on the bank.
A duck may always dare
Another day.

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Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


  1. Unique post and poetry for ABC Wednesday letter I.

    Bear((( )))

  2. This asks some important questions in a cool poetic way!

  3. Wow, you do a lot of things : )! Great picture. Great I : ) and Great poem! Have a wonderful week! God bless.

  4. Always easier to omit than commit. But the sin of omission is the greater. A thoughtful poem with a duck as the facade. Well done.

  5. Exciting stuff! With a great title.

  6. thanks so much for commenting on my blog..really appreciate it..lovely photos..cheers

  7. The duck certainly looks very expectant! I wonder what happened next.

  8. Hmmmmmmmmmm a poetry meme....dare I look?

    Thanks so much for this contribution.
    ABC Wednesday is a great day for all.

  9. Nice all who are combining all these memes into one are doing a great job.



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