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!


AWJ said...

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

Anthropomorphica said...

Thanks Athena!!

Shayna 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 said...

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

Anthropomorphica said...

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

JJ 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?

mycuriousteaparty 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 Redden 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.