Monday, March 19, 2012

IGWRT's The Sunday Challenge, "The Path"

Photo courtesy of Shanyn Silinski
The Path

She peers eagerly
into a future glistening
like a silken web.

Untangled dreams promising
romance, pristine adventure,
and happily ever after.

With eyes weary
I foresee an intricate path
of steep inclines,
shadows, perfidious divots

and remember how swiftly
one poisonous bite
can unravel
youthful enchantment

revealing a fairy tale
a bit more Grimm.

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, March 19, 2012

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This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "The Sunday Challenge" w/ Shanyn Silinski.

The above photo was taken by Shanyn Silinksi of blogs: Sunflower Poetry and Mystic Mom.  She is featured at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (click above). 

9 comments:

forgetmenot said...

Shanyn's photo is beautiful. Oh, your poem--what can I say! It is totally awesome. I love the way your words flow together and the message you dwell on is oh so true and so well said. I truly do love this piece. Excellent and creative work!!!!! Mickie ")

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm amazed how many totally different responses this picture elicited. I love the fairy tale twist and the end, and reminder that good girls shouldn't stray off the path into the forest. Fences are there for a reason. lol

Mystic_Mom said...

What a great story for this photo, I love the way you wrote it. Very special. Thanks so much for sharing and being inspired.

Wolfsrosebud said...

"like a silken web.
Untangled dreams"

loved the picture my mind formed with the lines above

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I so know the feeling, watching a young one set out on a difficult path, foreseeing what will eventually occur, powerless to spare her........sigh. So well written.

Zoe said...

Beautifully written, yet deeply satisfying.

Mary said...

A beautiful response!

Laurie Kolp said...

Very nice, Margaret... I especially like perfidious divots.

Reena Walkling said...

The words are so fitting with that photo! Just lovely!