Beanery Online Literary Magazine

February 25, 2010

Wildlife Wonders

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WILDLIFE WONDERS

Kathleen Clark

     “Where shall we go this weekend?” My mother would ask. Dad would raise one quizzical eyebrow, and I’d wonder whether she was planning an educational or a recreational trip.

     “Someplace new or someplace we’ve already been?” I’d ask.

     Yep, my mom’s responsible for turning me into a “wild child.” She steered me ‘off the beaten path” just far enough, so that I enjoy spending a Sunday morning gazing out my two by four foot porch into the lush green growth, admiring the birds and blooming buds, much more than sitting in the plushest pew in the finest church.

     At least once a month we packed a picnic lunch and headed down the highway to explore local places of interest—Falling Water, Powdermill Nature Reserve, the Flagship Hotel or Busy Run Battlefield. If mom was in a recreational mood, we’d grab our (more…)

December 23, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

An Irritating Christmas Carol

Melanie Stefanic

 

     Every year when I hear a certain Christmas song I cringe at one phrase. 

     “Here it comes,” I think when I hear the carol Do You Hear What I Hear:

               Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               In your palace wall mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               A child, a child
               Shivers in the cold
               Let us bring him silver and gold
               Let us bring him silver and gold

     The irritating phrase, repeated (more…)