Thursday, March 22, 2012

Poetry Jam "The Fragile Cord"


The Fragile Cord

Sidelined upon the horizon
I hover out of focus
barely discernible

whisper patient encouragement,
watch as it whistles past
unnoticed,

remind myself for the hundredth time
wisdom often isn't from success,
it is lessons learned from our failings.

Forever connected by a fragile cord,
I watch and learn how to truly pray
from my heart.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, March 22, 2012

It is all about "Connections" over at Poetry Jam this week.  Hop over and check it out.  

This poem is also linked with Friday Flash 55, a story in 55 words, no more, no less.


25 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Failure that great teacher if we but learn..a beautiful image and words

Laurie Kolp said...

So lovely and very touching, especially-

wisdom often isn't from success,
it is lessons learned from our failings.


Forever connected by a fragile cord,
I watch and learn how to truly pray
from my heart

turtlememoir said...

this is just lovely, Margaret, and a good reminder to accept apparent failure with good grace...

Brian Miller said...

true on the path to wisdom and the humility of prayer as well...it is usually those failings that will drive us to really learn that...

Nancy said...

Beautiful picture and wonderful words of wisdom....

Heaven said...

We learn grace and humility from our failures and challenges...Lovely message and Happy Spring Day to you~

Margaret said...

Hmm. I am not sure if anyone got that I am watching my child "a young adult" from afar, the "fragile cord" the umbilical cord which never REALLY ever disappears :)

Thanks everyone, maybe I should rework this a bit...

Peggy said...

I immediately thought of watching an adult child--and they are always our children no matter how middle-aged they get. I like the way you described this.

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
You are such a precious gift to us all. Beautiful words from a loving Mother.
Loved your 55.
Welcome back (Again) My Friend
Thanks for this masterpiece, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Mary said...

Beautiful. I am still trying to learn to REALLY pray from my heart. Thanks for jamming with Poetry Jam!

Helen said...

That fragile cord is a strong as steel, as smooth as silk ... Margaret, this is so lovely.

Manicddaily said...

Great if you can do it! Well-expressed. K.

Ruth said...

Parenting changes so much, but you never stop loving and praying. Just wait until grandparenting! :-)

Great to see you back.

Sreeja said...

I loved this much....

Alice Audrey said...

But it's so hard to let them make mistakes, especially when the consequences can be so bad.

moondustwriter said...

wise words beautifully delivered

hope all is well and hoping spring has sprung :)

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely photo and poem. I like hosta plants as they do well in shade, and the rabbit sculpture happily reminds me of Spring and Easter. I did get your reference to the umbilical cord, wanting to protect, nurture your child. Beautiful sentiment, thanks for sharing :)

Gerry Snape said...

Great poem..simple and profound....thankyou for visiting my blog...I love your pics and poems!

Mariya Koleva said...

so very true and touching. a lesson we all learn by experience ;-)

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, beautiful.

And The Wise Ones That Be tell us we have no failings. When we perceive we do, it's pesky old ego sidetracking us again. And I'm finding that more and more true with time.

Good going on doubling this up for a 55 and for Poetry Jam. You are so much more than beautiful, inside and out.
xo

Lydia said...

Thank you for this poem full of love and lush wisdom.

Dave King said...

Lovely poem, enjoyed it very much.

Hannah said...

I watch and learn how to truly pray
from my heart.


Such a gift. Something that should be easy can often be so hard, I find. Beautiful poem!

Linc said...

Well told, and painfully true.

Ginnie said...

"Forever connected by a fragile cord...." I like that, Margaret.