Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Magpie Tales #78, "Yin and Yang"


Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
Yin and Yang

With every brush stroke
his balsam disappears,

replaced with misty rose
and cranberry ice.

The yin and yang of this room
offends my anguished heart:

"Opposites don't always complement, 
don't always strengthen" it weeps.

I blot the past with heavy coats;
reminiscence recedes

as fumes intoxicate and numb
protecting me, a bit

as I try to recover from
this fall after the rise.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 17, 2011

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This is for Magpie Tales #78.  Try it... where does your mind go with the above image.  It doesn't have to be poetry - it can be a short "vignette".  At least be sure to check out some of the nearly 100 entries that will be there by this Sunday.   Thanks to the Benjamin Moore fan deck, I learned that balsam green is opposite many beautiful pinks!

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awww... very sad...

Patty Ann said...

Love it Margaret!

Reflections said...

Love this one... your use of contrast is wonderfully enticing.

Brian Miller said...

very elegant verse...love the close for sure, it has a fine touch...evocative margaret....

missing moments said...

Beautiful and melancholy ....