Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kim Klaussen's Texture Tuesday and dVerse Open Link Night "Steadfast"

Photography by M.Bednar

Steadfast

For my soul cherubs ceaselessly pray,
whilst from me, gratitude's seldom received.

Follow, I try, the "straight and narrow",
hope angelic guidance lends a helping hand.

Upon my death, I plead, deserved rest
achieved for steadfast, weary wings.


by Margaret Bednar, 9.18.12

Photography by M.Bednar

These photos are for Kim Klaussen's Texture Tuesday, this week's theme "something orange".  I used her Dream It 2 Texture and in PhotoShop I used "multiply" for the portrait and "pin light" for the  figure.  The poem I reworked from a similar one I wrote over a year ago.  The statues I photographed at Biltmore in May of 2011.

Also linked with dVerse OpenLinkNight #62.

28 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

Plead deserved rest for steadfast...Weary wings

All of this is so.... perfect! :)

Brian Miller said...

thank goodness for the angels that watch over us...for all the times we stumbled and they were needed...smiles...nice tight verse margaret...

Timoteo said...

Hope the cherubs continue to smile fondly upon you. (And let's not talk about what they do in the pool!)

hedgewitch said...

You have an especially clean touch with statuary, Margaret--that young angel could appear simpering or merely blank, but your words and lens endow it with personality, something of innocence as well as a guardian power. Enjoyed it much.

Mary said...

These prayerful thoughts are beautifully stated, Margaret! And I love the photos too.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Very nicely done -- lovely thoughts and photos.

manicddaily said...

Beautiful poem and photos. k.

Photo by emma said...

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Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous photos and great processing! Your words are very inspiring!

Green Speck said...

Wonderful combo of words and pictures !!!

Fred Rutherford said...

very nice. Really like the unstated wordplay, between cherubs and Straight and narrow, where narrow can be also viewed as arrow, which goes nicely with straight, and ties back into the cherub. Very nice. Thanks

Kathryn said...

Beautiful poem and image.

Nancy Claeys said...

Such a sweet expression and a lovely poem, Margaret. :)

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Lovely images
Poem as well
I hope for that rest, but know too well for me, it isn't deserved.
I'm shootin for mercy as my last chance having knocked the straight n narrow into a puzzle with too many lost pieces.
Rick

sreeja harikrishnan said...

You think so different.....beautiful poem....

John Allen Richter said...

Beautiful Margaret... Your choice and combinations of words are always so pleasing Margaret.

Tammy said...

Beautiful - photos and words.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful words and photos, wonderful editing !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Becs said...

Love the contrasts in stone colour and your processing is beautiful.

johanna said...

it is beyond AWEsome!! fantastic!

Beverly said...

Beautiful color and texture; what a lovely statue.

ormbunke said...

Underbar staty. Tack för din kommentar.

magiceye said...

That was lovely!

Ella said...

Beautiful, your words and the photo~
What a wonderful pairing! :D

Currie Silver said...

how BEautimous!! I love your poeming, too. it feels generous and sweet.

Deborah said...

FANTAStic!

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful images!

Ginnie said...

Delightful...all of it.