Sunday, February 27, 2011

One Shoot Sunday- "Royal Wounds", Haiku-"The Journey", 150/365

My daughter and I were inspired to go "treasure" hunting at Goodwill due to Tess Kincaid of Willow Manor's post (HERE).  My little find is not quite as exciting a treasure as hers.  This little cherub was distributed by an Ohio company, Napco, established in 1938.  They imported Napcoware from Japan and it was popular in the 40's and 50's.  I got him for $1.00 and I think he goes well with my vintage Wedgewood (Lichfield) China.  A few dried flowers might look charming in the dish.  The above photo is for my "365 Photographic Journey".

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Photo courtesy of "The Haiku Challenge"
Personal journey
Traveling life's twisting path
Searching for substance

by Margaret Bednar, 02/27/11
I liked this definition of substance:  The actual matter of a thing; as opposed to the appearance or shadow; reality.  This wraps up the daily Haiku challenge for February.  It was a lot of fun.

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Photo courtesy of "Jack AZ Photography"

Royal Wounds
Ripping out words, my heart is consumed with feelings of
outrage and discontent.  Tired fingers tap out my nightmare, memories
yanked from the past, brutally displayed upon pristine white.
Arduously spilling buried emotions, the antique keys race with my heart.
Longingly I wish truth would escape, acutely aware the
wounds will end up crumpled.  The devastating omission, hidden.
Oh, to be branded like my faithful "ROYAL".
Upon each year, improved, declared "Magnificent".  My voice
noisy, courageous, unafraid.  Sturdy and strong, I would reveal the
darkest of secrets, striking out with bold black ink, freeing my
soul from this haunting pain...  My hand returns the carriage and me to reality.

by Margaret Bednar, "Art Happens" 02/27/11
for One Stop Poetry's "One Shoot Sunday"

This Sunday's interview is part two with Jack of "Jack AZ Photography".   Like I said last Sunday, his site is definitely worth investigating.  


dustus said...

Tess inspired an offline scavenger hunt? lol Awesome. Emotionally charged acrostic that is well written. Many poets approach it by trying to begin each line as its own. I like how you approached it with the some of the first words flowing from what preceded it. Cathartic poem before you bring it back down to reality. Nice write!

Claudia said...

..Tired fingers tap out my nightmare...sounds familiar to me... i like how you made the first letters build the title of your poem..

Anonymous said...

Very clever poem here, loved the use of the royal as the first word of every line, is that an acrostic?

Margaret said...

Dustus - Thank you, hopefully I didn't break any well-defined rules!

Claudia & Repressed - I appreciate your praise. I really do seem to like these acrostics - the boundaries help keep me reigned in, I guess.

lisaschaos said...

There's so much going on I don't know where to start! Love your Haiku and your new treasure!

Brian Miller said...

nice job on the treasure hunting, looks like you scored...thee haiku i adore...i am very fond of railroad tracks...and your one shoot is a great acrostic...tap, tap, tap...

Mike Patrick said...

A wonderful ending of your journey, Margaret. You found your substance.

Jingle Poetry said...

wondrous and lovely...

Cloaked Monk said...

The substance is in the grounding, perhaps? The solid tracks underneath? Wonderful thoughts.

P.S. I started a March Challenge because I have loved the community so much. Would love to see you there!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your haiku for The Haiku Challenge ~ a fabulous poem to end with.

you've inspired me to attempt an acrostic ~ as Adam said, your carrying the sentences from one line to the next is beyond what's usually done. ~

"Ripping out words, my heart is consumed with feelings of
outrage and discontent."

powerful, potent words. excellent One Shoot.

Anonymous said...

I love your photos and your haiku! So glad to have discovered your site...:)


Ginnie said...

That last poem, "Royal Wounds," Margaret, is for me one of your absolute best yet! Bravo.

Steve Isaak said...

Once again, clever and smile-inducing.

Kristen Haskell said...

I always enjoy everything you post. I love your new treasure! Also, the finale of the Haiku challenge was very fitting and beautifully written.

Anonymous said...

Your space is a joy to visit ... I am grateful the challenge introduced me to your work! Thank you, becca

Jingle said...

keep up the talented and unbeatable art/poetry taste.

enjoyed your entry.

Margaret said...

Everyone, I thank you whole heartily for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments. As I said on an earlier post, I've been busy spring cleaning (it WAS 70 degrees here for a couple of days ... North Carolina, that is) and busy with a few kids things lately. Thank you for entertaining me tonight - I had a glass of wine and read all your blogs.

JackAZ Photography said...

I love "antique keys race with my heart", a great emotion!

Margaret said...

Jack - And I thank you for the photo challenge.