Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Watery Wednesday #171, IGRT's Ella's Edge "No Promise" and Haiku Wednesday


(Poetry for IGWRT's and Haiku Wednesday are at the bottom of this post)

These are three more photos of my trek last week to the watery edge of a nearby neighborhood lake.  The photo above I loved because they all were "adjusting their feathers" or whatever geese do.  I have linked up with Watery Wednesday #171.  Swing buy and enjoy photography from around the world.


I loved darkening this and highlighting the golden winter color and its reflection in the lake.  I was also almost eye level with the water (or at least as much as possible without getting muddy and wet).


I try to experiment with different angles and almost deleted this as I didn't think it worked.  But it has grown on me...

I tied this poem in with the above because of the movie reference "Fly Away Home" about a flock of Canadian Geese.  The poems themselves do not reflect the photos above.


No Promises

Broken promises
are the worst.

That's why
I live for the moment,
pretend tomorrow
doesn't exist.
No apologies, no
accusations.

Better
not to promise anything.

That way
bitterness is avoided
and pretense
becomes the rule.

The way I see it,
its not so different from
"Happily Ever After".


by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, February 1, 2012


This is linked up with Imaginary Garden for Real Toad's "Ella's Edge".  The challenge was to take a quote or title from a movie and incorporate it into a poem.  

My choice is "Fly Away Home" one of my favorite "family friendly" movies.  The quote is "Broken promises are the worst.  Better not to promise anything."  I LOVE how the movie takes this little girl who has no hope and teaches her it is MUCH better to love, trust and believe in promises.

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And here is my "modern" haiku for "Sensational Haiku Wednesday #136" ... the word prompt: craft
definition used here:  skill used in shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile.


A Season of Love
No bitterness, no pretense
No crafty promise


by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, February 1, 2012

35 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Margaret, you make ordinary scenes so interesting. I love these!

HansHB said...

So nice pictures!
I wish you a good afternoon!

Ebie said...

I love your composition! Setting the background lighter and focusing on the foreground.

Lovely!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful waters :)

lina @happy family said...

Very lovely to see. The reflections are awesome :)

TexWisGirl said...

very, very pretty!

Jan said...

Love your photos, they emanate such peace. I imagine most of us would walk right past these scenes and not notice that they make a wonderful subject.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos. I love the muted colours and almost sepia effect of the colour images!

Kim, USA said...

Wow these photos are beautiful!

Watery Wednesday

Emille said...

Love the unchanged photo -good enough to make a painting;)
On your art page, are they all your work? From the sketches I can see that you have a good eye for details and design, so if you press through the phase of (whatever medium you'll use) making your painted images look at the level your sketches are, you could become real good!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

On my other blog
http://castlestgermain(dot)blogspot(dot) com - the second page Art Notes - are some of my paintings.
Enjoy!

Vagabonde said...

Your photographs of nature are stunning –you do have the artist’s eye for composition – very nice.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos of the geese. The last shot makes me feel like I'm watching them discretely. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Pamela

Wenche said...

Lovely shots :0)

Heaven said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I do like the poem on broken promises.

I love that movie..one of my fav ~

Katherine Krige said...

These are beautiful photos, that capture such a serene moment. Like a breathe of fresh air.

Ella said...

I love your photos, I enjoyed your poem,too. The reflection is true.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
You are a treasure EVERY day of the week!

Carol L McK said...

Lovely ~ absolutely lovely photos and presentation ~ Perfect haiku for Haiku Wednesday ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor ) ^_^

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful images, love them!
Have a great weekend :O)

RMP said...

such beautiful photos! I love the reflection of the trees in the water on the first two and the bramble in the forefront of the last is such an interesting splash of lines.

the idea of "No Promises" seemed kind of sad, but I can see the attraction to such an idea.

Teresa said...

As always I love your pictures and poetry. (By the way, the geese are preening.) I love the truth to your poem No Promises.

Margaret said...

I don't adhere to "no promises"... but I know a few souls that do...

lisa said...

Wonderful photographs Margaret.
The first one is purely magical!

becca givens said...

I do enjoy your point of view in photography -- another lovely set! Yes, nothing worse than broken promises which lead to broken hearts and/or trust!

Nicely done ~~

Mary Mansfield said...

Love the way your fabulous pictures tie in with the movie you chose for the IGWRT prompt. I'd almost forgotten about that one, will have to track down a copy so my daughter can see it. And quite a strong poem you've put forth, very thought provoking!

Jannie Funster said...

I'm SO glad you did not delete any of those shots. THey're so magical.

And I LOVE your meaning in your poem about living for this moment. The now is where it's at for sure, Baby!

Wonderful to dip my toes in your artsy world again.

xoxo

Susie Clevenger said...

What photos and words...glad you didn't hit delete! You always do such a wonderful job!

Faye said...

Would you call the first photo a fowl bokeh? :-) Love how you've "suspended" them in that soft light. In your last photo, I really appreciate that strong foreground and the B & W. Three great explorations of the same subject.

Caty said...

along with your words, those pictures are amazing! and great choice of movies-"Fly Away Home was a terrific movie

eden said...

wow, Love all the photos. Wonderfully captured.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your photos are just so brilliant - serenity if water and birds. So touchingly beautiful, and I love how you incorporated your chosen quote into your poem. Who could not visit this post and leave not feeling enriched?

Lolamouse said...

Beautiful! I love the way you use your photos to complement your poetry!

Kay L. Davies said...

Love the varied photos of the Canada Geese.
And your poetry is wonderful. I love the last stanza of No Promises.
K

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awesome! I really, really like that first one.

MISH said...

The haiku is great! You certainly pull no punches...
"No bitterness... no pretense... no promises..." in other words, no rose-tinted spectacles...