Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Beneath the Magnolia Tree", a poem


Beneath the Magnolia Tree

Alluring fragrance
cloaks my senses with desire
my thoughts full of you,
I anticipate your kiss
'neath the magnolia tree.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, June 22, 2011

This is a Tanka - a count of 5-7-5-7-7 and usually has a reference (sometimes indirectly) to a season...if a  Magnolia is in bloom it is either spring or summer.  I submitted this to One Stop Poetry's "One Shot Wednesday".   Click to see between 100 - 200 poetic efforts!

I entered the above photo in "Your Sunday Best" - My favorite post/photograph of the past week.  Click to see other selections!

I adore these flowers and love that they come in different colors.  I stood under a tree the other day and was BLOWN away with the overpowering fragrance... no kiss, but maybe this will give my husband a few ideas... I can just imagine a romantic picnic lunch under such a tree as this...



"Gone with the Wind" is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year and this novel and Magnolia blossoms are forever linked in my mind with the South.  A blog I enjoy "Recollections of a Vagabonde" has highlighted a bit of trivia and/or nostalgia about GWTW.  (Click on the blog's name to read her post).



The photo below is for "Black & White Wednesday".


15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

they are absolutely beautiful blooming trees. nothing else quite like them. :)

Ms. Becky said...

this is drop-dead gorgeous. it's delicious.

missing moments said...

One of my most favorite fragrances! Beautiful pics!

Rosie said...

Wow, what stunning photos, Margaret!

Ginnie said...

I LOVE magnolias, Margaret, so I know what you mean. When I stand under them and look at the blossoms, they astound me, just like your images. I loved Vagabonde's post on GWTW. I told her I passed the Mitchell House hundreds of times during my 25 years in Atlanta but never once visited it. My bad!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful!!! :)

Pat said...

These are lovely photos! Love the b&w one!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I had no idea that magnolia blossoms looked this way close up. Amazing detail.

And thank you for linking up to YSB today. I appreciate you being there!

Brian Miller said...

mmm...like the smell of magnolia...esp that one...smiles. nice and romantic margaret...

percyfreemanjr.com said...

The photo is amazing!!! The poem wraps itself around the photo ever so elgantly

percyfreemanjr.com said...

The photo is amazing!!! The poem wraps itself around the photo ever so elgantly

Pat Hatt said...

great photos showing the details of the blossoms in their bloom and very nicely written piece too.

Elizabeth Young said...

The aroma, the vision, the place, the setting, the kiss, exquisite!

ayala said...

Beautiful.....

moondustwriter said...

Margaret your photography is beautiful I hope you submit to some magazines
the tanka completes the fragrant beauty