Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Exalted"- a poem, 96/365 Photographic Journey Challenge


Exalted
Exposed and naked
Arms uplifted as if
Pleading forgiveness
Reaching, stretching towards the light
Gnarled and bent with age
Each knot a tribulation endured
Soft green innocence fallen away
Life, seemingly prostrate upon the ground
A solstice curtain descends, embraced
Inner rejuvenation unseen
A fresh generous coat of sparkling white, 
Blemishes erased, exalted by grace.
by Margaret Bednar


I entered this poem in "One Shot Wednesday".(Week 27)Please click on it's name to be forwarded to see other entries.

17 comments:

justine said...

what a beautiful winter wonderland shot. I also love the word exalted, it signifies reaching great heights in dreams etc, I love your poem here.

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

your picture is breathtaking and the poem thoughtfully embraces the life of the a tree enshrouded in white.

thanks for sharing with One Shot - glad to have you here

MDW smiles

Myrna R. said...

I love the photo and your words complete a lovely piece of art.

Mary Lou said...

I could never write a poem that did not begin with Roses are red...
So I will continue to just enjoy the wonder of yours.

nance marie said...

rejuvenation unseen

my favorite bit

booguloo said...

Beautiful picture and words.

Patty Ann said...

OK, this poem I really love. It speaks to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

Brian Miller said...

lovely...washed clean...a beautiful worship...nice one shot!

Margaret Bednar said...

I thank you all for enjoying my "Exalted" poem. My breath has been taken away by the winter beauty - and the trees seem so dramatic her in central NC. Maybe it was too cold in Northern Michigan for me to linger and appreciate them! :)

Beachanny said...

A winter marriage of image and words. Lovely. Gay @beachanny

Margaret Bednar said...

Beachanny, I usually try & respond to each and every person that visits here, but my daughter was in the ER today and I am short on time. But I must say, I visited your blog and WOW - Your poem "Texture and Image" is stunning! As are so many others. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Ruth said...

A lovely and well written metaphor, Margaret. I love winter. I know you do too, and it's amazing you've been getting it in NC.

gautami tripathy said...

You made winter so beautiful...

Here is my one shot:
musical whirlwind

Margaret Bednar said...

Gautami - thank you. I will have to try a "found" poem someday. You are the second person that I have seen do this and it is intriguing.

Margaret Bednar said...

Ruth, the snow is all gone. I'd love to get one more, I think. If not to just hear the kids excitement. Although I hope it waits at least a week or so, as one of my daughters just had her appendix out - she would hate to miss the fun.

Steve Isaak said...

Inherently dramatic, in a nature-beautiful way. Effective.

Margaret Bednar said...

Steve, thank you for the "inherently dramatic" compliment. I love it! :)