The Pancake Chronicles

The Pancake Chronicles: down in the thicket

The Pancake Chronicles

Monday, April 12, 2010

down in the thicket

© Colleen Hilman
Behind my brother and sister-in-law's home is a deep gully. Steep, slippery steps down to a stream spooling moss about stones and fiddlehead ferns. Bracken and stinging nettles, buttercups and bleeding hearts. A peaceful divide between homes that share songbirds in lieu of lawnmowers.


Blogger Sarah said...


12 April 2010 at 21:11  
Blogger Sonya said...

I just love the word 'bracken'. It reminds me of The Velveteen Rabbit although I don't even know off the top of my head if the word 'bracken' is even in that story. But still, that's what it reminds me of and I love that story.

13 April 2010 at 22:07  
Blogger Colleen said...

Sonshine! Me, too. In fact I am sort of collecting different illustrated books of The Velveteen Rabbit. I love how people draw the story from their own perspective.

13 April 2010 at 22:59  
Anonymous Captain Cat said...

Did you write this? It's beautiful. Worthy of Dylan Thomas! x

14 April 2010 at 12:16  
Blogger Colleen said...

Oh Cat, you have a way of encouraging me like no other! Yes, I wrote it. Thank you.

14 April 2010 at 14:33  

any questions?

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