“……and then the terrapin blinked.”


“……and then the terrapin blinked.”

Lookin’ up into the top of his shell, dear Terrapin did blink!

“Oh, meesies, mysies, where beez dat light comin’ from?”

Dear Terrapin did ask his heart while stoppin’ his mind from think.

“Oh, goodness graciousies, me feels more light like at a prom!”



Then did dusty voice from under Terrapin toes did croon,

“Ye gets this light from your own soul, ye shell-hous-ed son!

“Ye stored light from Cuddlies’ pats and Jitters’ toe-taps in boon!

“Ye has light to show you way to all friends’ help Spottedy as one!”



So did Terrapin look out to brink and crawled to each friend in turn:

“Come, ye Old Turtley; come, ye Flop-Eared Donkey and boy;

“Come, ye Old Shepherd and Cross-Eyed Dog; Come, let us learn

“How to forgive and help and rescue Dear Spottedy from being a crash-ed toy!”



For each time Terrapin blinked, Rainbowsy lights did glint from each wise eye,

Signalling the friends to move and embrace tottering Spottedy on that cliff,

With Turtley offering strong back and Crookeye lifting up goat so high

As to rest on Donkey’s back, held by arms of boy and Old Shepherd without miff.



“Oh, how ye get all friends to forgive and rescue, dear Terrapin so smart?”

Did Spottedy pant and weep while draped on Donkey so weary but true.

“Oh, I just heard dusty voice saying I must blink the light into each heart;

To point the way to release old thoughts and rejoice in love for our crew.”



34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. celticbishop
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 03:34:20

    Love Terrapin!

  2. willowdot21
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 04:09:52

    Hey now ho now looksey in on yourself! Where from this light does come. It comes from within us’es it flies and it triples as we’es passes it around and it growes with every friend we meets we treats we bleats, crows and grows ! The more we’es moves together the more we’es grows together ! Movin on movin up together as one. Thoses we loves most, thoses that needest most help we give’em we liven then light it grows, it flows from within , it multiplies among us all. Ho, hum smile old crow as he put a caring wing around young Bluesey!

  3. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 01:24:48

    I think Granbee, Willowdot21 has said it all… Keep Blinking Granbee, because that Light is Coming! 🙂 xxxx Hugs to you my friend.. Sue

    • granbee
      Jul 10, 2012 @ 04:45:35

      Yes, yes, the Light is HERE–we just must “blink” at the prompting of that still, small voice to start reflecting it to guide ourselves and those around us. Love you, as well, dear Sister Sue!

  4. Christy Birmingham
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 04:34:01

    “blink the light in each heart” – yes that is a wonderful line! I hope your heart is full of peace today granbee xx

    • granbee
      Jul 10, 2012 @ 04:46:19

      Christ B., I am blinking back tiny tears of joy at the loving support of you and my blogging friends. Bless you for this wonderfully supportive comment.

  5. eof737
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 19:05:49

    The light has arrived I believe… love this granbee. 😉

    • granbee
      Jul 10, 2012 @ 04:47:11

      Yes the Light of the World lives among us–we just must blink at the right time and the right place (at the prompting of that still, small voice) to see it and magnify it outwards to the world around us.

  6. Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 03:52:36

    The light is sharing God’s love with each other for His word is to be spread for all to partake.


  7. lscotthoughts
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 07:36:10

    Awww, yes, what’s not to love about Terrapin? And what a beautiful line..”blink the light into each heart.” That’s precisely what you do, Rose, through each line, verse and poem…keep blinking and shining, love and hugs, Lauren

    • granbee
      Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:00:20

      Bless your dear sweet heart for being so supportive, Lauren! Your Cuddles certainly influenced Terrapin in his blinking the Light of Love, I can tell you! And wait until you see the third of the critter troupe that stays behind a while to nurse Spottedy back to full strength and courage!

  8. claudia
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:27:32

    Come, let us learn
    “How to forgive and help and rescue….. wish we would learn it easier…the world would be a better place then..

    • granbee
      Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:47:42

      Claudia, unfortunately, we most often have to bump and clump and fall down in order to learn empathy for others, so that we may effectively rescue and help them. Great insight you have shown us here in your thoughtful comment. Thank you so much!

  9. bardessdmdenton
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 07:25:54

    Not original, I know, Rose … but I just love the line ‘I must blink the light into each heart’

    such a gentle, subtle way to offer spiritual wisdom…

    • granbee
      Jul 12, 2012 @ 02:57:07

      Dear Diane, your support here means far more than any “originality” quotient! I had not realized this line spoke to so many with such gentleness–hooray for the “still,small voice” on my shoulder!

  10. Long Life Cats and Dogs
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 20:39:25

    Thought I’d pop by and say many thanks for your support during the Chocy saga and to let you know that I have given you an award on my latest post. I hope you enjoy!

  11. sharechair
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 08:09:34

    I am honored to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Please pick-up your award at http://sharechair.wordpress.com/. Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I am very aware that some people do not wish to participate in Awards, and I completely respect that… no strings! But in any case, Congratulations, you have a Lovely Blog 🙂

    • granbee
      Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:08:11

      Oh, dear Sharechair, I am now enjoying following your own blog. I do not really have time to “do” these wonderful and gracious awards, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for saying my blog is “lovely”!

  12. Francina
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:03:24

    I’m reading this part again and I’m thinking , how does she come with all the character names.. You are so good, Rose!

    Ciao, Francina xox

    • granbee
      Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:09:52

      Francina, I am convinced my language-inventor maternal grandmother is my actual muse in spirit as I write about these critters. So we give her the credit for all these names! So very pleased you are enjoying these critterly episodes!

  13. writinggomer
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:18:55

    “Oh, I just heard dusty voice saying I must blink the light into each heart;
    To point the way to release old thoughts and rejoice in love for our crew.”

    I love this Rose!! 🙂 🙂

    We absorb the Light
    Vessels overflowing
    Sharing with a dusky world

    Our Light shines forth
    A witness of the One
    A gift to be shared

    Oh praise to the Father
    Sing out His Name
    Sender of Light

    Filled with Light
    Our lampstands bright
    Our wick never to go out

  14. becca givens
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 14:14:06

    “Oh, I just heard dusty voice saying I must blink the light into each heart;
    To point the way to release old thoughts and rejoice in love for our crew.”

    blink, blink, and blink some more!! 😀

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