“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” — Albert Einstein

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Campfire People (A Fri. Flash 55)

The buzz of the chainsaw
interrupts her bird watching.
They cut down the woods
so they’d have a meadow.
They build fires at night and
move trees by day,
plopped here and there so prettily.
Buildings she never wanted to see
emerge through the trees.
They invite her to their campfire.
They built a meadow.

The above is 55 words for the G-Man's Friday excercise.  If you write one you should let him know so we can all read it. The sun is shining, the snow is melting off the sunny side of the porch, my basil on the windowsill has germinated, and the puppy is eating my socks and chewing on my electric cords.  Life is full.



Steven J. Wangsness said...

Very nice. TGIF indeed!

TALON said...

This breaks my heart because I experience this time after time...and the world is altered just a little bit more...

izzy said...

I do love meadows- but not seeing other houses so much! Glad you
have melting going on! we just got
another 14" and I know it will warm and melt- but I 'm SO ready for spring!

Anonymous said...

...and they call it progress, I suppose. I do so dread the chainsaw's buzz...

Yvonne Osborne said...


Yes, and there's no going back. Thanks.

I too love meadows that are truly meadows. I think we're all ready for spring. Thanks!

Yeah...progress. Thanks for commenting.

Alice Audrey said...

Better go rescue the puppy from the window cords. Looks like the woods are too late, as the meadow has already been built.

Anonymous said...

It's such a shame when we interfere with nature's beauty. Sadly, there's not many of those wonderful places left untouched.

Yvonne Osborne said...

The puppy is gonna drive me nuts! I guess the forest will reclaim the meadow, given 70-80 years unfettered.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Not many, that's for sure. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...



Meadows are nice in grasslands!

Well done, Yvonne, but sad. k.

Liza said...

So well done. Grabs at the heart of things (and us).

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

I love your poems!

g-man said...

I have mixed feelings about this
I'll take the Meadow side......
Loved your conundrum 55
Thanks for the fantastic support and great encouragement you've
Shown others today. You Rock!!!
Have A Kick Ass Week End

Anthony Duce said...

Great use of the words.
A sad reality.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks. I guess each has its place. Or should.

Thank you!

Thank you so much! I love it when you visit!:)

Well....okay. I guess we can agree to disagree once.

Thanks a bunch!

Other Mary said...

Interesting, the thought of 'building' a meadow. But the thought of cutting down good, healthy trees makes me a little sad. Nice write Yvonne!

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

And if it were where I live, someone would come along a few years later and turn the meadow into a shopping center. This is what passes for progress.

Yvonne Osborne said...

If someone likes everything manicured, neat and open, why would they move next to a woods, only to cut it down?

Yuck. Makes me think of that old Joni Mitchell song: "They paved paradise, put up a parking lot."

Mr. Charleston said...

Oh but were it only a meadow.

hedgewitch said...

This works on so many levels, for what is constantly happening (for money) that we don't want to see. Great 55.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Mr. Charleston,
True. Thanks a bunch!

Yeah, I guess trees are the least of it. Thanks.

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

I'm ready to meander through a meadow. Life is indeed full.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks for commenting. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Al said...

Forest does come back given time.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hello Al,
Yes,it does. Given time. Thanks.