Friday, March 16, 2018

"Toads Abounding" by Ross Balcom

Toads Abounding
Ross Balcom

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"All Hail!" Ink and Watercolor on Paper
By J. Artemus Gordon
a black candle

mouth a prayer
to the Toad

let the heath
run wild

with warty weirdness

toads abounding,
toads abounding

dance naked
with them

this hour
of abandon

is yours
croak, croak, croak

with wanton weirdness

toads abounding,
toads abounding

lumpy children
of Luna

night's
noisome numbers

join them,
midnight mage

in your wild weirdness

toads abounding,
toads abounding...

All hail the Toad!

Poet's Notes:  I am a lover of toads. I embrace and lick them in my dreams. This poem is dedicated to every toad, from the toad in the road to the Toad on the throne.

Editor’s Note:  I toadally love this one! 

Artist's Note: This piece went a different direction than I expected, but I think that is appropriate for the subject matter. All glory to the Hypno Toad!

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