|Our baby Oberon. His Registered name is Buck, |
his "barn" name was originally Murphy
Don't let innocent eyes and wobbly knees fool you,
for long sooty lashes and hesitant step belie a trickster,
though young this fairy's portrait may be. Born Murphy,
this warrior now thick of chest and round of rump,
can arch a studly neck, lift tail arabesque,
race off as if tracked by Cat Sith
leaving us at pasture gate. (which we forgive)
More oft he teases, this King of Fairies, our Oberon,
nuzzles one's neck with whiskery kiss,
greets with low-throated nicker,
pricks ears forward and blinks a wink.
(and as if under an ancient spell, we fall for it
every single time)
by Margaret Bednar, April 20, 2018
Murphy - Irish meaning is sea warrior/ battler
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Imagined by Brendan MacOdrum - Mythical Creatures" I am not well versed in this subject matter and he did give me a bit of an out with "put your beloved pet in a folktale, or walk a mile in an animal's paws. It is not a tale - but I liken him to a fairy (Shakespeare's character, Oberon, and after which I named him) and tried to weave a couple Irish or Scottish mythological creatures into this poem.
also participating with NaPoWriMo 2018.
I am also swamped this weekend with my two high school girls being in the musical Cinderella - My senior daughter is Cinderella and my freshman daughter is a step-sister. I have little time to write these past few days, so that is another reason for my bending the rules a bit (hope you don't mind Brendan) I will read and comment after I return from the evening shows!