Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Prompts In 160-As Spring Begins







Born on reed beds,
The ugly duckling
keeps quacking and paddling.
.
Sickness healed,
Pain felt,
She's skilled.
.
As spring begins,
She turns
into a swan, grins.

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My Entry 2 The Following Memes:

Sunday Scribbling: http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com/

Haiku Heights:http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

Monkey Man’s Sunday 160: http://petzoldspracticalprose.blogspot.com/

Happy 2010....






Image credit: google.com

40 comments:

Deborah said...

Happy new year to you Jingle :o)

Caroline said...

Beautiful as always.
Happy New Year !!

Monkey Man said...

Beautiful ugly duckling poem. That didn't sound right...oh well. Thanks for being a part of the Sunday 160 2011 kickoff.

ds said...

Lovely. Happy New Year, Jingle!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful as always.
Happy New Year Jingle.
Yvonne.

quilly said...

Spring is beginning? Nobody told my part of the world!

Happy New Year, Jingle!

Eric Alder said...

Spring already?

What happened to Winter?

Myrna R. said...

Happy 2011 to you. Keep jingling.

Purple Haze said...

Cant wait for spring either, each cold day is brinnging spring a day closer..Happy New Year!

Jingle said...

winter is not here in my place yet,
no snow so far,

winter will be here,
spring is next.

it is a fiction, thanks for commenting...

Happy New Year to you all.

Lyn said...

A real winner..just like the swan!

JTS said...

That's a lovely kind of progress, Jingle! Perhaps we are all ugly ducklings on the way to becoming swans!

~Sarah~ said...

I'm always partial to the ugly duckling, myself. It's much more enjoyable to look for the beauty that goes unnoticed. Nice poem!

gs batty said...

love the "cute little ugly duckling" and the cattails and the poem. nice reading on a sunday evening

Nanka said...

Nice transformation from an ugly beginning for the duckling :)

pr910 said...

@jingle....that was lovely...!!! poem and haiku rolled in one!!!

Berowne said...

Well written; enjoyable.

jaerose said...

She's a beautiful little duckie just the way she is! What a wonderful take on the prompt..cheered me up as always..Jae

TALON said...

I love your transition poem, Jingle!

Rajlakshmi said...

a cute and an inspiring one Jingle :)
wish you a very happy and beautiful year ahead

izzy said...

There is nothing ugly about the baby in that photo! Happy New Year !

Selina Kingston said...

cute ! Happy New Year

River-Rose said...

Happy New Year, Jingle!

Rosidah Abidin said...

Lovely image and poem as always! Wishing you all the best for 2011, dear. TY for visiting my blog, while I was on a break. I broke my leg in December and still need physiotherapy, but it's getting better now.

Eliza said...

I love those haiku and the pictures you chose to go with them. :D It's been dry here for the past two days and I've been gardening - it's been like Spring in my heart! :)

Anonymous said...

just lovely ji.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Amy said...

Yeah my little one goes to preschool. The other children started school on Monday.. Have a great day...

Sandra said...

You poetic types are always making us more incoherent types feel bad about ourselves...:)
Terrific!
And the pic of the ugly duckling, well, he ain't so ugly!

girldaydreaming said...

Jingle, what a beautiful poem... i am remembering that everything must change... winter turns to spring and endings find their way to begin again...

Happy New Year!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Cute..

"The ugly duckling
keeps quacking and paddling."..haha...
The ending is very well written :)

magiceye said...

this is so beautiful! a great way to start the new year!
wish you and yours a super duper 2011!!

kaykuala said...

The Ugly Duckling always comes tops. Best wishes for the ensuing year. Thanks for everything in 2010

Y. Ikeda said...

So fluffy duck! The photo really matches to the poem.
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
Have a wonderful day.
Yoshi from Japan

Mary said...

What a nice way to start the new year, as a swan!

annell said...

Yes, I have known the duckling. I was the duckling, in a time of knowing. She is soul to me. Tears cried, growing pains. I loved this write.

JamieDedes said...

This is wonderful. I love "ugly" duckling stories. Illustrations are delightful. Love your 2011 with carrots. Thanks for the smiles.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Happy New Year!

Greetings from Southern California.

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

God Bless You, ~Ron

Fish Tail Cottage said...

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paige said...

Very nice. :) Happy New Year.

Under Her Wings said...

Thanks for your comment (I think!) The first time I tried to post it went to the wrong post of mine. Was this post about a day in the life of a home school family? By the way, nice post! Blessings.