Monday, August 1, 2011

Sea & Sky - Poem by Will Bednar



This is a photo I took while on vacation (...we still consider it home) in Petoskey, MI.  My son wrote a poem in the dark of night while looking out over this same view of Lake Michigan.  I thought it was beautiful and I hope you enjoy it as well.  I'm linking this poem up with dVerse's "Open Link Night" ... click and enjoy the many talented poets!

Sea & Sky

Sky:

If I should drape about my shoulders
The ancient, velvet shape of sky,
I'd show you all the shades of stars
And teach you constellations' cries.

Sea:

Reflect, I would, your shifting grace,
And hold you, whether black or blue,
And on your best and cloudless nights,
Respond with all your solemn hues.

Sky:

To dare to dance, to bet our lives
While we, the dark horizon host,
To mold that line, our one endeavor
And of our boldest virtues, boast.

Sea:

So smooth, our sinews intertwine,
Supporting, sifting, sliding back
At midnight hours, free of the sun,
And left to roll in supple black.

By William Bednar, July 2011

14 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Did somebody say Petoskey?

Nice poem to go with that photo!

TexWisGirl said...

how wonderful... stirring and sensual.

lisa said...

What a beautiful poem this is Will, and Mom's photograph is the perfect complement!
Thank you for sharing this here Margaret!!

Patty Ann said...

Totally love it. Beautiful picture too!!

Jinksy said...

That's beautiful, alright! ♥

Brian Miller said...

really like the 3rd stanza...and then the 4th whewee, brings a bit of th cool heat...smiles.

Ginny Brannan said...

What beautiful words, especially love that last stanza. Takes my breath away!! Talented young man.

Cad said...

Well done!

lucychili said...

lovely feeling and colour

Ann Grenier said...

A beautiful poem, wonderful imagery.

Margaret said...

Thanks, everyone for enjoying the photo of Petoskey (truly, God's gift to Michigan :) and my son's poem - he amazes me with his words. I wish he had more time to spend on his writing... but we know the life of a teenager is busy, busy, busy... :)

C Rose said...

Lovely write ~ I especially enjoyed the second stanza. Beautifully done ~ Rose

Elle said...

Beautiful words, beautiful emotions. Thank you!

Linc said...

This is truly beautiful.