Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Magpie Tale #50, "The Seasons of Love", 116/365

Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales


The Seasons of Love


Predictable, love is not.
What's around the bend, unsure.
If love were a season to select
Which one would you choose?

Passionate Winter?
Quite a swaggering affair.
A tempest one minute,
Beautifully serene the next.

Invigorating Spring?
Full of hope and wonder.
Everything exciting and new,
Instilling life and energy.

Languid Summer?
Warmth seeping into the soul.
Agreeable and content,
Wrapped in comfortable silence.

Sensitive Fall?
Bursting at the seams, ready to
Explore and live life to its fullest.
Not wasting a minute, full speed ahead.

For most of us, love is a journey,
A back and forth of the four.
Truly blessed if we experience the 
Beauty and challenge of each.

by Margaret Bednar

The above is for "Magpie Tales".  The top winter scene is the photo prompt.  Please click HERE to be transported to either join or read other submissions. I also submitted it to One Stop Poetry's - "One Shot Wednesday".


And speaking of love, who wouldn't want the faithful AND forgiving love of a dog...  This is for "Partially Seen in January" and "Black & White Wednesdays."




...and the following photo is for "The Creative Exchange".  I have always loved this silhouette and love the fact that Canadian geese mate for life (it kind of fits in with the theme of the poem).  One of our favorite family movies is "Fly Away Home" (1996). It stars Jeff Daniels and is about a father, daughter and a flock of Canadian Geese.  



32 comments:

justine said...

oh what a wonderful shot of your dog, absolutely brilliant, I love this

Clare B said...

This silhouette of the geese is fantastic and so lovely to think that this couple might have been flying to this lake for years (and hopefully for many more)

Candra Georgi said...

nice shadow and lighting in the last shot

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

I love love LOVE this!!! Ya know, anyone that can use the word "languid" in a piece of poetry and make it become three dimensional is pure genius!!!! I loved this!!! Bookmarking!!!

Pat said...

Lovely silhouette shot of the Canada Geese!

Mary said...

I really like the way you described the seasons of love. Great pics as well!

lisa said...

I just loved your poem Margaret, and you are so right, that we are indeed lucky if we get to experience all four seasons of love. Beautifully done.
Thank you so much for sharing this photo at The Creative Exchange this week. I have always loved the fact that these geese mate for life.

Have a wonderful day!
lisa.

Reflections said...

Lovely silhouette of the geese... and final touches to such enduring seasons as love. Stunning imagery within words and photos.

gina said...

I love the sparkling water behind the silhouettes of the geese. Beautiful photo!

tchesney said...

I love your silhouette of the happy couple...the black and white tones are just beautiful!

I am also in love with your dog...that's a face you have to love! :)

Rosie said...

Such a wonderful post! I love the photos so much - great captures!

Tricia said...

I love that smiling doggy face, so cute! =)

Sioux Roslawski said...

I loved that you connected the different phases of love with the seasons. (And the photos are marvelous.)

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific photos and a charming poem that speaks to a wonderful slice of love.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I loved your poem about Love's Seasons.

nance marie said...

i like the poem
good post.

Patty Ann said...

My favorite is the geese. That is simply amazing.

Berowne said...

Great melange of text and visuals.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful thoughts on the seasons of love.

septembermom said...

The poetry and all the photos are wonderful. It's a joy to visit you here.

I'm happy to tell you that your contribution to last week's Wednesdays Ten won over at Write With Pictures. Here is the winning announcement link :) http://writewithpictures.blogspot.com/2011/01/thursdays-haiku_19.html
Thank you for sharing! --Kelly

120 Socks said...

Really enjoyed this, and you have the same blog template as me!

moondustwriter said...

Love your seasons of love - hmmm can I chose all???

Couldn't link in for your 55

uma.a said...

You have compared love with the four seasons...brillant!

Sue J said...

Lovely poem. I love all seasons but summer - too hot!

Margaret Bednar said...

Thank you, everyone for enjoying this post. I am int he process of visiting your blogs this late morning while enjoying my coffee. So many well done and enjoyable blogs... Inspiring and entertaining. What a great way tom enjoy my morning.

cianphelan said...

Alright. First: Doggy! Ahem, that said, a fine journey you've led us through along the seasons of love...would that we all could experience the lot of them, and in the case of some, would that we could all experience a taste of love at all. Charming piece, though, with beautiful descriptive quality.

dustus said...

Enjoy how the seasons project nuances of relationships and the concept of love through poetry. Nice One Shot!

Brian Miller said...

nice...can we truly define love, contain it within a season or let it flow in its own way through all seasons...

dianne said...

Hm, what a good correlation between the seasons and the many faces of love!

Margaret Bednar said...

Cianphelan, Dustus, Brian & Dianne - Really appreciate the feedback. Your poetry is remarkable and even though I am proud of my fledgling attempts, I still am striving for a bit more mystery and descriptive qualities in my writing. Thank you for visiting.

Steve Isaak said...

Thoughtful, solid flow poem.

Margaret said...

Steven - thank you! I truly have to work at it - but I love the process.