Monday, February 2, 2009

I Love My Little Pigger's

Today, February 2, is Candlemas, or the festival of the Goddess Brigid, patroness of metalsmithing, healing and poetry. Today, bloggers are shaking off the cool sleepiness of winter by posting poetry heralding the coming warm activity of spring. This is one of eight power-times of the year, V-8, if you will. Step up to this day. Look where you are now, in present time, look back to where you were six weeks ago and make a wish for what you want to manifest in your life six weeks from now. The seeds of intent you sowed in the darkness of Yule, now germinated, split their hull and explode into life! You move from hibernation into the gestation and movement of new life. Set your intentions and light a candle to commemorate this festival of coming light. Grab a spoke and gleefully spin the wheel from the sun to the moon, from birth to death to rebirth; the cycle of life. Hakuna Matata!!

I Love My Little Pigger’s!

Today I am getting a pedicure
To chase away the hapless winter days.
My feet, bathing in the warm water,
Happily, in the bubbles play.

Oh, my feet are soaked and scrub-a-dub-dubbed
With calluses honed and filed to none.
My fresh, clean skin is as smooth as silk,
And as pink, as a baby’s bum.

The twins are then rubbed and soothed with

A buttery, whipped, moisture-rich cream.
My cuticles are pushed and the nails are clipped.
And then polished with “Ruby Red Dream.”

I’ll spend the rest of the day with my sandals on,
Reveling in the fact, that closed-toe shoes are gone.
And I smile as I see my pigger’s play,

Affirming that spring is merely six weeks away.


Mrsupole said...

You are so brave to put pictures of your feet on here. But they look good. I like the red nails and the decorations. Pretty poem about them also. I have posted mine too. I am thinking it is fun to being doing our own, but we are beginners so what do we know.

I hope you had a nice weekend. And with spring just around the corner, the excitement just begins.

Take care and God Bless.

Ronda Laveen said...

Thanks, Sherry. Yeah, after I posted, I thought, what am I doing putting these 'ol feet up there. I see every icky thing about them but, oh well. It is done. Yes, I think it is fun to put up a personal, but unskilled poem.

Reya Mellicker said...

That is the BEST, most concise description of the Imbolc I've ever read!

LOVE your pedi, and LOVE your poem.

Onwards & upwards to spring!

Christina said...

Uhhh, so sparkly! Love them! I do stuff like that in the summer time... ;)

You asked about my logo, right?
It's a remake of a Dutch Tobacco logo. Van Nelle is the brand name and I think the name of the founding father.
I used to smoke that stuff!! :-o Many moons ago though. I have quit since. *Phew*
Still love the message, the image, it's just so powerful and - hopeful! ;)
Quite the discrepancy there between nasty tobacco and such a great message. That's why I don't like talking about it's origins... ;)

Ronda Laveen said...

Thanks, Reya. Yes, onward and upward to spring! Cudos to you for hosting the poetry reading.

Christina, the image is very hopeful and powerful. I suppose at the time it was originally designed, there was a reason for that. Maybe tobacco saved there township.

Mrsupole said...

How Brave You Are!

It was a brave thing you see,
Ten shining red polished nails you show.

I would never post this picture of me,
For then everyone would know,

The lack attention I give my wee,
Forgotten toenails when they grow.

Your pretty little feet really must be
Basking in their shiny glow,

To see how brave you can be.
So, always let the colors flow.

Just wanted to leave you another little gift!
Hope you enjoy!

Too much rhyming going on in my brain the past few days.

willow said...

Love your little Valentine tootsies! Thanks for coming out of lurkdom and posting a friendly comment on my blog! It's always a thrill to see who might be out there reading. :^)