Saturday, January 7, 2012

Artemis relaxing

Red rooster in your gray coop,
O stately creature with tail-feathers red and blue,
Yellow and black,
You have a comb gay as a parade
On your head:
You have pearl trinkets
On your feet:
The short feathers smooth along your back
Are the dark color of wet rocks,
Or the rippled green of ships
When I look at their sides through water.
I don’t know how you happened to be made
So proud, so foolish,
Wearing your coat of many colours,
Shouting all day long your crooked words,
Loud . . . sharp . . . and beautiful!
- Unknown

This is Artemis relaxing on the lawn, Kiep's husband and love of her life. They hang out together most of the day and he protects her against Chook, the other rooster, keeping a vigilant eye on anybody that strays too close. He has actually gotten quite tame since hooking up with Kiep, as he sees how calm she is with me and will come right up to me and take food out of my hand.


  1. Hi Maree,

    Love your work, just stared journaling. Your work is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Joan, thank you very much for your kind words, much appreciated! Glad to hear you've started journaling, I just love it!


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