Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In Tandem #14 "Securely Wrapped"

Image provided by Jinksy for "In Tandem"
Securely Wrapped

Colorfully, boldly
this counterpane I stitched;
once youthful fingers
anticipating
love's journey.

Beneath these vibrant patches,
wrapped, secure, and safe,
our arms encircled
as we dreamed, celebrated,
and wept.

Faithful tufted stitches
faded and thinned,
have persevered
and now

matronly fingers
pull its warmth
over your fragile figure
as your dear, sweet face I cherish.

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, October 18, 2011

Image provided by Jinksy for "In Tandem"

This is for "In Tandem".  And I will also link this up to Mr. Know-it-All's Friday Flash 55 - A story in 55 words.  You can link up this Thursday after 8pm. 

10 comments:

Jinksy said...

Well, that's a bit of a tear jerker, if ever I saw one! Thanks for hopping on the tandem again. :) ♥

Margaret said...

Thanks Jinksy for the prompt. I almost didn't make it. Perhaps it is a bit sad, but I meant for it to be sweet. I'm trying to write "happy" not "sad". Ha! I hope you didn't take her husband as dead... just sleeping and she is tenderly taking care of him....

Stafford Ray said...

that is such a loving poem!

Janna said...

Very sweet and tender.
Thanks for your clarification in answering the comment above; I thought the husband had passed away also.
Glad to hear that's not the case. :)

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like a nice quilt..heavy...each patch a memory...i think it could be read either sweet or sad...either way evocative...

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
You are truly the Queen of All Arts!
You are a gift to us all
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Grandparent Week-End

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

That about wraps it up! A cozy 55!

hedgewitch said...

Great mood and warmth to this, Margaret.

Monkey Man said...

Very sweet and sad all at once.

johnallenrichter said...

Margaret you are so very talented.... I am happy that I found you and am following..... What a beautiful tender love story this is.... Young love is certainly wonderful, but so easy and free, as when youthful fingers can only anticipate the journey ahead. The real, powerful emotion comes at the other end of that journey when you can look back at all of those years, trials and troubles and still say "I love and cherish you." That, dear Margaret, is beauty in life. Truly a magnificent poem....