Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Poetry Jam "Through Frosted Pane"

Photo courtesy of Google Images 

Through Frosted Pane

Through frosted pane,
filtered laughter escapes,

its tickling fingers scamper
past my silvered head,

teasing snowflakes as they settle
upon my woolen shoulders.

Into my snowglobe world I peer,
coolness pressing against my cheek

as laughter returns upon frosty draught,
swirling about weary back and tired feet;

but tenderness warms me through as I spy
figures hustling, jumping, twirling about.

Silver clinks, chandelier winks,
cat sits expectantly upon my chair.

Wedgwood's Lichfield graces the table,
Fostoria Navarre awaits Malbec & Noir.

Beef Wellingtons and skewered delights
displayed temptingly upon linen buffet

stoically withstand an invading army
of fingers, persistent and sneaky.

A moment's perfection captured;
mother, daughters, wife and sons

preparing memories to be taken out
and gently shaken when times become quieter, slower;

but for now to be enjoyed!
An observer no more, I enter, door quickly closing.

Magnified laughter embraced, its arms thankfully warm
as outside frosted window, snowflakes continue to fall.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, November 2, 2011

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This is for "Poetry Jam".  Theme this week is "windows" - looking in, looking out, or perhaps trapped within!    

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Mary said...

I like the way the narrator observed the scene, then entered the scene. Very effectively, observantly written. (I would vote for 'gently shaken.'

lisa said...

I love this Margaret.
So perfect for the prompt!

Ruth said...

I'm reading A Christmas Carol, and your lines remind me of the dancing party of the Fezziwigs! And then the family of Scrooge's one-time love, so happily frolicking and playing.

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhh, so sweet. All of you nestled and so cozy with your beef Wellington and love.

Reminds me of a spookier side of snowglobes -- the scenes from "Coraline" if you've seen that movie? Cool movie. Enjoyed it a lot in 3-D.


Laurie Kolp said...

Silver hair and snowflakes, warmth within... agreed- a perfect celebration.

Poetry of the Day said...

truly great

Jinksy said...

Certainly shaken - not stirred as Bond might say! LOL

The Cello Strings said...


the imagery is very vivid.

Ginnie said...

I love snow globes, Margaret. Please shake it for me...and listen to the "filtered laughter." :)

Helen said...

Your lovely poem and image remind me of Mr. Dickens and "A Christmas Carol."

catlas said...

I love snow globes and your poem was a delight to read.

Brian Miller said...

nice vehicle you use and out that snowglobe...starting to get me in the mood for christmas as well...

Fred said...

Such a good piece. Lots of images to take in, love it like that, where each line can be layered richly allowing for other stories and thoughts to emerge. Enjoyed the piece, thanks

Pat Hatt said...

A wonderful play off the pic and then some, really got me thinking about christmas, nicely done.

Heaven said...

I love the descriptions and images you drew from that gazing at thatsnow globe. Wonderful memories encased in that time...lovely share ~

Shashi said...

Dear Margaret...

I liked the way you have developed this around window... it gives me a feeling of the soul being the one who is looking out through our eyes as windows... and that is what is enlightenment is all about... the moment your soul comes out of the shell of senses... and out in the open .. through that window or the door of your heart.. the world out side becomes so much more big and vast.. full of light...
Your these words made me think deeply into this... line...
Thanks for sharing...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Margaret said...

I thank each of you for your comments. I have to thank Poetry Jam for giving me the prompt... I NEVER would have thought of this on my own.

Sashi - lovely thoughts and I thank you deeply! There are times when I am outside and see my family inside playing or laughing and they don't see me... It's fun to observe them like that.

Jannie - I will have to watch the whole of Coraline as I often will get household chores done when they are all watching a movie... I know my girls LOVED it.