Sunday, August 31, 2014

"What's in a Name?"

What's in a Name?

Mt. Oglethorpe to Katahdin
is almost like a prayer, names mystical,
Saddleback, Goose Eye, Lafayette,

Grandfather, Greylock, even a St. Guadens!
Culvers Gap, Hawk Mountain,
all north of Harper's Ferry,

Big Meadows, Shenandoah, The Priest,
Peaks of Otter, Blackhorse Gap, Laural Fork Gorge,
Standing Indian, Blood Mountian

just a handful plucked from a trail ancient
awaiting exploration, appreciation,
and reverence.

by Margaret Bednar, August 31, 2014

Grandfather Mountain - Appalachian Trail.  The wind is what took me by surprise - so powerfully beautiful.
We live SO close to a section of the Appalachian Trail - I have been to Grandfather Mountain and a few other places, but my family and I are now going to make efforts to explore the whole amazing mountain range - camera ready, of course!

Appalachian Trail Conservancy   and Appalachian Trial Map

This is with a brief nod for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Transoforming Friday with Nature's Wonders - Mt. Katahdin" which is the northern beginning of the Appalachian Trail.  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

"The Ultimatum"

Blue Muse Art - Etsy Shop  Photographic art by Kelly Letky
The Ultimatum

I tempt fate
with childish pluckings -
unwanted revelations

Start over again
with devotional plea -
innocence held
between prayerful fingers.

Start anew, summer's spirit
chained about my head -
upon my lips "he loves me,
he loves me not".

Pagan or Christian?
Tell me
what I want to hear
and I promise to convert.

by Margaret Bednar, August 30, 2014

Oh, the impetuousness (sometimes not so childish) heart!

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Sunday Feature Artist - Kelly Letky'