Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Flash 55 & 3WW CCLII - "A New Fragrance" & "Zealous Bells for Imaginary Garden


A New Fragrance

Fervent resolutions
quiver upon my lips
affirmations eager to be sworn,

toasted with bubbly
"To a kinder, healthier, more organized me!"

soon to be transformed
with subterfuge

into excuses.

If only the zeal at the eve
of every New Year

could be bottled
and dispensed sparingly

not demolished
by the end of the first week!

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, December 30, 2011

This is for Mr. KnowItAll's "Friday Flash 55" a story in 55 words... no more, no less!   And for "Three Word Wednesday CCLII".  This week's words were Demolish, Resolution, Transform.

AND...

for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Mary's Mixed Bag" challenge, I have "re-mixed" the above a bit and the poem is below.  The theme is "Ring out the Old, ring in the New".  Go see what the fun is all about by clicking on the "Garden's" link!


Zealous Bells

Ring out, zealous bells, ring out!
Swing, sway and flash your silver
as I toast and count on you to deliver
affirmations eagerly sworn as I spout

from fervent lips, resolutions declared
to the beat of your to and fro.  A frenzy of sorts,
as enthusiasm and eagerness cavort!
Tolling bells, ring in the New Year.  I am prepared!

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, December 30, 2011

22 comments:

forgetmenot said...

What a great poem--and oh how I wish you could keep that zeal going all year long too! Maybe we will this year! Happy New Year, Margaret. Mickie :)

izzy said...

We reaffirm our commitments daily !
you can do that- you do do that!
Happy New Year.

Brian Miller said...

ha....if we could bottle it we could take it like medicine an our convictions are fleeting at best...happy new year margaret!

G-Man said...

Subterfuge...
One of my favorite words, thanks for using it..:-)
As ALWAYS, well thought out, well written.
Loved your 55 Margaret Bednar
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass New Year...G

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous, Margaret!

Grace said...

If only we could get it going throughout the year~

Lovely write Margaret ~

Wishing you and your family Happy New Year ~

(aka Heaven)

TexWisGirl said...

love that top one. so true!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Both poems strike beautiful notes of positive cheer for the new year.

Mary said...

I can definitely hear those tolling bells, Margaret! Very nice writes for the new year.

TALON said...

Yes, the resolution sort of fizzles, doesn't it? Resolution seems immune to calendar flips :) Love the bell photo - gorgeous!

Happy New Year, Margaret!

Ostensible Truth said...

this exactly - "If only the zeal at the eve
of every New Year

could be bottled
and dispensed sparingly

not demolished
by the end of the first week!" - if only!! both are great responses to the mixed bag - the bells - demanding of them the promises of new - and the new fragrance - to bottle and save that "freshness" of the NY! nicely done! great responses!

Laurie Kolp said...

I think all writer's are a little disorganized... but there's organization in it, right?

Best to you in 2012!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I enjoyed the whimsical humor in these two. Happy 2012!

cosmos cami said...

I love the wish of:
If only the zeal at the eve of every New Year could be bottled and dispensed sparingly

artbyrae said...

Somehow there is a lot of energy at this home at this time and you are so right about the need to put it into a jar to save and spread out through the year. Maybe some of the child's play can be turned into extra productive art work soon. That does sound like a great plan but...can I make that work? We will see!

Rae

Polly Janos said...

I was just discussing the difference between resolution (decision) and resolve (action) earlier today. And I know see it in the words contained within your wonderful poetry! Nice!

Teresa said...

How wonderful if we could carry that resolve with us for the entire year!

Celestial Dreamz said...

i enjoyed your poem. quite an intelligent write ... wish you a happy new year.

Ginnie said...

If only the zeal at the eve
of every New Year

could be bottled
and dispensed sparingly

not demolished
by the end of the first week!


Truer words were never spoken. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Margaret, to you and yours!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the way you turned the first poem into the second. Good work, well done.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Doctor FTSE said...

Great stuff, Margaret . . and hey! That's a lovely new photo. Very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Ella said...

Ah, yes, the appeal of enthusiasm bottled, this would be in big demand!

So well put and true! Your words ring the reality of cheer~

Happy New Year