Tuesday, 1 June 2010

There, there Gertrude.

After last weeks capers poor bewildered Gertrude was badly in need of a little TLC. While I gently teased and tweaked Gertrude's mane, Myrtle and Mathilda scuttled off among the undergrowth. Quite some time passed before they reappeared, it seems they had stumbled upon a long forgotten stash of pickled woodlouse, but in their hands was a beautiful stem of lilac buds.


Mathilda gently wove it into Gertrude's hair as if to make amends, "how sweet" I thought, until I caught dear Mathilda wantonly twisting a lock of hair around her fingers and chased her off. She just can't help herself!



18 comments:

Athena said...

Heh, I love your stories. Mathilda's ornery! I love the lilac in Gertrude's hair, too. :)

Anthropomorphica said...

Thanks Athena!!

Shayna Prentice said...

Oh ... my heart sprang up when I read that dear Mathilda appeared to be making amends with the ethereal beauty, Gertrude. How splendid her lilac-ed tresses! (Excuse me, I've been asked to relay a message to Mathilda)

Mathilda, Mathilda
You're a Crowbird divine
tho' entrapped in your heart
lives a covetous rhyme
first the ribbon
then tresses
and who knows
what else
you have wanted
so badly that you
risk your pure self!
I have seen many things
in my small glowing life
and my beak is as sharp as
your teeth so take fright !
your dear maker
has named me a name
I adore
I am Mela the Firebird -
meet me at midnight
and we'll caper galore!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Oh Gertrude, how lovely you look!

Anthropomorphica said...

Oh my dear Shayna!!
I can barely believe my eyes, what a beautiful rhyme, you've filled me to the brim with glee!!!! It's perfect! I think Madam Crowbird has finally met her match in the fiery one ;)
Thanks to you, my heart is sparkling again.

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi Nicomi, Gertrude was ecstatic when I read her your comment. She mentioned something about how lovely she would look with a hand painted tatoo...

Róisín said...

Oh, she's beautiful! And what wonderful wee characters. :)

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you Roisin, I think she'd suit those pointed boots you found!

JJ Beazley said...

Ah, the hidden depths of an artist's personality.

Anthropomorphica said...

Now you know what lurks in my murky pools Jeff ;)

JJ Beazley said...

Gertrude has the look of long-suffering grace about her. A bit of a gentle Saint Joan.

I'm going to have to keep my eye on these women. Do they play the same part in your life as a writer's characters do?

Are you curious about me? said...

Me thinks that Mathilda is up to mischief...again...

Anthropomorphica said...

Jeff, that's a really interesting question. I imagine there's a similarity, they wholeheartedly exist within me and the more I open myself to make them, the more I see of myself.
Mathilda is a prime example, not that I tear hair out ;)

ruthie said...

such a sweetie x

Anthropomorphica said...

Hee hee curious, you made me laugh!

Anthropomorphica said...

Thanks Ruthie ;)

Orphin Lasz said...

Your stories are lovely...! ; w ;
...and Mathilda's gorgeous...! I am in awwwe!
Definetely coming back!

~ Orphin's Domains ~

Anthropomorphica said...

Thanks Orphin!
What a lovely name you have.