Monday, July 9, 2012

"Becoming" by William Bednar



Becoming

We are made for the becoming of things,
To catch the current underneath our wings,
While riding on the lazy winds we find,
To let the gusts and gyres, toward heaven, wind.
Our eyes were crafted so to watch the skies,
Our ears to hear the stories of the wise,
Our lips were granted so to kiss the check
Of they that take the time to hear us speak,
Our arms to carry children in their sleep,
Our hands to trace the hearts of those that weep,
Our hearts to swim amidst a drunken dance,
Our feet to walk a road that's paved with chance,
Our bodies shaped to love the easy Sun,
And drink the Moon's sweet rays, and be undone.

by William Bednar


I hope you enjoyed the beauty of my son's words.  He goes off for a walk, and comes back with this...  I wish my walks were as productive :) 

I've added my photography, but so many images could have been used here... I don't feel I've done his words justice.  

28 comments:

Ginnie said...

MAN! All your apples did not fall far from the tree!

Margaret said...

Awe, thank you, Ginnie! My son is responsible for my interest in poetry... :)

Ruth said...

Just beautiful. From becoming to being undone. That's what poetry does best. :)

Mama Zen said...

What a talented son you have!

Marian said...

we really are, aren't we? thanks for the reminder. and talent!

Kerry O'Connor said...

These words are just beautiful, and reveal a deep thinking man - not so easily come by these days.

I love that perfect blue sky with kite.

kez said...

Beautiful and so true ...there goes the words of a wise one ...thanks for sharing x x x

K McGee said...

This is such a beautiful piece filled with much insight and cause for reflection.

Susan said...

I loved the symmetry of the poem which matched it to the kites, but then instructed me on the human story, kite-like in the chances it takes in the wind. Bravo to you and your son!

kaykuala said...

That's just wonderful Margaret! These youngsters have a way of making it happen. In no time he'll be joining the community.

Hank

Abin Chakraborty said...

lovely poem.truly delightful. I am sure you are very proud. some things, do run in the family I suppose :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is just so beautiful! Your son's gift of words, your images........awesome! And he has great life wisdom, for a young one. "made for the becoming of things" - awesome!

Daydreamertoo said...

I felt for sure this would be your husband's writing, could've knocked me down with a feather when you said it was your son's. What a talent he has.
Loved those two pics too Margaret.

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone! and Bren (Daydreametoo) if my husband wrote this, a feather would knock me over... he is a wonderful man, but loves ACTION, not poetry ... well, perhaps he sees a redeeming quality in Heaven's blog.. :)

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
Love your Header Pic!
Last week was the Cherry Festival in Traverse City!
See Ya Friday...G

Fireblossom said...

That's beautiful!

Barbara The Healthy Nut said...

"...And drink the moon's sweet rays, and be undone." Lovely ending to a wonderful poem. So many great images. I love the line 'our hands to trace the hearts of those that weep"

Mary said...

Margaret, each line is absolutely perfect. It is a poem one could read again and again and think about something different each time. Commend your son for beautiful poetry. HE should have his own blog.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness Margaret, this is beautiful.
He most definitely has his wonderful Mom's talent.

Mary Mansfield said...

Talent definitely runs in the family! A very polished poem filled with much wisdom.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lots of becoming till one moment of undone! Like an inevitable cycle! Lovely!

Jinksy said...

Perfect familial partnership of words and pictures. :)

Mary Ann Potter said...

Wow! Let me spell that backwards: woW!!! This poem is replete with such wonderful imagery and such insight.

izzy said...

Wow ! Lovely- hand the young person a
nice journal so he can keep his words, or drawings in one place !

Herotomost said...

How cool is it to have a son that shares an interest, and is very good at it to boot!!!! Great photo, great poem, tell him to keep it up...or else..after all you are mom. lol.

Margaret said...

William will be very happy to read all of this praise. He used to have a blog, but I think with school and being 19, he just let it fall by the wayside. I hope to share a number of his poems here in the future.

As far as keeping him supplied with nice journals... I already do ... and they get used daily by him - poetry is a part of him - like breathing. I can't imagine him ever not writing...

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Margaret,
Wonderful shots. Nice to see the kite in the blue sky. And what a great colors you've got in the shot with the moon. Nice with the silhouettes of the branches.

Many greetings,
Marco

Margaret said...

Thank you all for you comments ;) Keep your fingers crossed - my son might resurrect his blog. I know I would love that.