Monday, August 20, 2012

Magpie Tales 131 "River Thames" & IGWRT's Open Link Monday

Under Windsor Bridge, 1912, by Adolphe Valette
River Thames

Whether morn or dusk
she captivates

lures me to her side,
moist breath upon my neck;

her dirty ways, seductive.
Makes me feel

a bit mysterious,
even dangerous.


by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 20, 2012

I would love to walk over the Windsor pedestrian bridge and see the sights of London!  For this poem, I channeled a bit of Bond, a bit of Holmes - two GREAT characters of which I will never tire.

This is linked with The Mag #131 (using the picture prompt above) and to Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's Open Link Monday.

And a doodle...


15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nicely done!

Karen S. said...

Excellent artwork too! I rather enjoy living mysteriously and with a bit of danger too! Nice read!

Susie Clevenger said...

I too would love to walk across that bridge. My oldest daughter went to London last month. She wanted to go and she went all by herself...she loved it. Oh to be a bit mysterious..I wonder if it is too late.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

ooooh! i love this!

flipside records said...

I really dig your ending. Isn't it interesting that the way others see us can completely alter the way we see ourselves?

Love this:
"moist breath upon my neck;
her dirty ways, seductive"

Berowne said...

A mood piece that nicely captures a mood...

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i love the personification of the river...there is def an allure there you captured well...even gave it an intimate feel...but i def understand that...smiles.

Kutamun said...

Great that Thames is feminine, i guess it means " Themis" , the titaness. ?

Grace said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit ~ Nice doodle ~

Susan said...

I was about to say great setting for a film, when you brought up Bond and Holmes. Of course! I like the sketch too--as light and affective as the poem.

Helen said...

I've walked along the Thames many times ... never over it! Your poem is gorgeous.

'Tsuki said...

Impressionniste à souhait, merci pour le partage, c'est très beau... Et ces mots sont si forts...

Margaret said...

Impressionist wish, thank you for sharing, it is very beautiful ... And these words are so strong ...

Thanks, Tsuki! I translated it to English :)

Ella said...

I love your mysterious view~ I love how you blurred the lines and let us peek into this world~
Well Done...
I loved it~
Nice sketch :D

Daydreamertoo said...

Even though it's dirty, London is a fascinating city. This is a lovely write.