Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Poets United -Vice Versa #12 "Found My Day Happy"

Olive Hue Designs for d'Verse "Out the Sketchbook" original poem 12/17/2011
revised 8/21/2012
Found My Day Happy

A ratty red dress
makes everything right,
wraps about me
like a mother's embrace.

With my pretty red dress
I don't feel alone.

Some buy their days happy,
carry enormous umbrellas,
yet fail to keep
discord at bay.

Triumphant arms I raise,
downpour, thanked.

Joy and harmony, mine,
beauty, faded and old
from an alley box,
dented and dirty.

My treasure found
at the end of the rainbow.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, poem revised (original title: Silver Lining) 8-21-2012

This is for Poets United Vice Verse #12 - This weeks words are: Harmony/Discord & Triumph/Fail  (I used triumphant: hope that is OK) 


Serena said...

Your poem filled my heart with joy. I've been working with some heavy subjects and this is just the sweet burst of sunshine I needed! It's like doing a happy dance... thank you for sharing.

kaykuala said...

A pair of dancing feet in a red dress. How do you like that! Nice write Marge!


Daydreamertoo said...

She's making her own happy... Love it! :)

izzy said...

Red dresses- hmm, I do like your poem
though-the beginning especially. :)

Mary said...

Margaret, this was touching and beautiful. I loved especially the lines:

With my pretty red dress
I don't feel alone.

We all need to find the kind of joy you expressed in this poem!

Bodhirose said...

Very sweet...I like that she's so pleased with that red dress...love that artwork too!

Lolamouse said...


I love the joy in this poem! It fits the picture to a 't!'

Anonymous said...

I love the image of a "ratty" (comfortable) "red" (bright, confident) dress. Lovely write. I love that photo/painting too.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, positive, life-affirming poem, and wonderful illustration to accompany it. Lovely to read!

RMP said...

lovely! I don't have a red dress (not really fond of dresses), but I'd love to join the dance through the rain nonetheless.