Thursday, August 9, 2012

dVerse - Meeting the Bar - Impressionist Writing "Noble Warrior"


Noble Warrior

Bright eyed, a red clad warrior
pauses amidst a field of swaying gold
and Victorian lace,

noble nose pressed close
to one, then another.

Babbling brook
sings her song, beckons
him to abandon quest,

nearby boulders loom large
for exploration,

but not before presenting
a "sunrise" flower
to his queen.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 9, 2012

This was written for dVerse "Meeting the Bar:  Impressionistic writing".  We were to write quickly, try and capture the shade and light of the subject, try to capture the mood, the atmosphere, adding only those details important to the whole.    Well, I wrote this in five minutes... you be the judge if I captured the rest :)  FYI:  specifically a Ninja Warrior ... I read this to my son and he wanted to make SURE I specified :)

"Here, Mommy"


23 comments:

hedgewitch said...

Oh I'd say so, definitely, Margaret.(meeting the prompt) So many Impressionists painted children and flowers--it fits right in thematically, and then you capture that child's spirit so cleanly, the innocence and indeed, all of what makes us noble, though its harder to find sometimes as we age--and of course, a ninja! Absolutely gorgeous photos to work from don't hurt, either. Enjoyed it very much.

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet!

Mama Zen said...

This is just beautiful, Margaret!

Susan said...

How I love a warrior who must smell the flowers, be distracted by a brook, explore the rocks and give his lady a sunflower. Noble, indeed! And the photos are marvelous too.

Jerry said...

Stunning images and words of dessert.

pandamoniumcat said...

Stunning and fits perfectly with the prompt. Love a red clad warrior who still has time to give a flower to a lady... Beautiful photos and gorgeous garden.

Claudia said...

oh i bet your heart was melting when he presented that sunrise flower to you...what a noble warrior indeed...love your take margaret..

myheartslovesongs.com said...

yes, a wonderful response to the prompt, Margaret! and love your photographs, as always!

John (@bookdreamer) said...

A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,
That fro the tyme that he first bigan
To riden out, he loved chivalrie,
Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie.
Ful worthy was he in his lordes werre,
And therto hadde he riden, no man ferre,
As wel in cristendom as in hethenesse,

Ravenblack said...

The pictures are beautiful. Love the poem that accompanies it. Perfect to read and enjoy together. Thanks.

Daydreamertoo said...

The pictures are almost like a painting in themselves. Such a precious capture of your son in the flowers and then I bet it melted your heart that he interrupted his Ninja duties to give you (his queen) a flower. Awww that is a gorgeous and you painted this fleeting moment exactly as the prompt called for. Inspired, indeed!

Mary said...

Pictures and poem together make a wonderful composition. You take wonderful photos with your iPhone. Your son is a charmer.

Brian Miller said...

yay! smiles...way to go noble warrior and not getting distracted in your quest to honor such a wonderful lady...smiles...

kaykuala said...

These are beautiful, Marge! The writing accomplished within the minutes and so powerful! The pics are fantastic!

Hank

kkkkaty said...

Recognized the little warrior right away...we grandmothers like to play along...

Laurie Kolp said...

Such a sweet, lovely moment captured!

Friko said...

The whole post together makes for a very enjoyable visit. Grand little chap, your son.

Myrna R. said...

Oh he is so adorable. No wonder Mommy writes such beautiful poetry about him.

I think you did great with the prompt.

Ginny Brannan said...

What a perfect take. I love this!! Your photography is phenomenal too, Margaret. Love your little Ninja warrior. Enjoy every minute, time passes so quickly!

Heaven said...

Lovely pictures and words ~ He looks charming in giving you the flower ~

RMP said...

I think you painted your picture quite well...and in only five minutes, impressive.

Go ninja warrior!

Margaret said...

:) I know my son melted my heart with this flower :) Thank you, everyone for your kind words.

Ginnie said...

That precious son of yours steals my heart every time I see him! Yes, you succeeded!