Friday, April 13, 2012

IGWRT's A Word with Laurie "Effervescence"


Effervescence

An overfamiliar embrace
is evening's kiss
between Monticello's
reclining lovers
as entwined passion
simmers, fingertips
cling loosely to curves,
Champagne-like effervescence
glistens from their limbs;
day's passion cooling,
restoring, promising
a night of passion when
presumed liberties resume.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, April 13, 2012

This is linked to Imaginary Garden With Real Toads "A Word with Laurie" theme word: Effervescence.   I was quite taken with the trees of Monticello and they were also a passion of Thomas Jefferson.  My poem is an attempt to express how intimately the trees blend with each other and the earth... some have their limbs resting upon the ground and growing back into mother earth.  I hope I was successful in how the sun ... actually the morning and evening, give an intimate "kiss" to the landscape.

My photos of the trees were mostly taken, unfortunately, during the full exposure of the sun... how I would love to be there upon the grounds at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.!






20 comments:

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful images both in the photos and in the poetry.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Fascinating images of the trees, and I love the way you have personified them in your poem.

Marian said...

beautiful photos, wow!
and i love the resuming of the presumed liberties. :)

TexWisGirl said...

love those gnarled trees!

Daydreamertoo said...

I love all the photographs. The colour one is stunning!
Your prose is a sensual dance of words that really do describe the very real connection between trees, earth and sky.
Lovely.

Mary said...

Beautiful photographs, and your poem captured their 'personalities.'

Anonymous said...

WOW! That was fantastic. Especially loved the first four lines and the final two.

Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely lovely, Margaret!

Lydia said...

I love trees so much. And I love your images of trees!

Herotomost said...

I am all about that first image and your poem. Nothing better than that familiar embrace....heavy sigh....great work.

De said...

I absolutely love this. That first photo is gorgeous, in particular, and so is your poem. I am enamored of trees...the naming of their "limbs" so much like ours...just perfect.

forgetmenot said...

Such amazing trees--love the first one where the limbs are "wrapped" around the other one. Your words are always meaningful and well written. Your daughters' photo on your header? They are lovely girls. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone! There are two HUGE stumps up by the house of Monticello (one on each side) and eight of our children sat on one ... with room to spare. They were cut down just a few years ago. I can only imagine how grand they were.

Mickie - yes, two of my "middle" children. :) Thanks.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous response to the prompt, Margaret. Wonderful photos, and I love the poem.
K

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such a beautiful poem, and your photos are stunning. I especially love the top one.....an old grandmother tree! Just lovely, Margaret.

Teresa said...

Your pictures of the trees are wonderful. Really a great job of exploring the intimate relationships.

turtlememoir said...

ah, the effervescence of passionate moments... spilling into your poem. and trees are such beautiful, living beings, aren't they

Mary Ann Potter said...

Sensual, beautiful, and so nicely presented! The poem was a special treat; your photographs made it even more so. I, too, am a lover of trees, my favorites being the bare oaks in winter...

Laurie Kolp said...

So very lovely, Margaret... and a wonderful metaphor for champagne-

Champagne-like effervescence.

Ginnie said...

I love how this place still comes alive with spring every year...after all that history!