Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Poetry Jam & IGWRT's Open Link Night "A Prayer"


A Prayer

A gently curving, glorious hue
of saturated color, spins through the air
lands with a silent sigh,

one after another, sometimes together,
creates a splendid sight
not unlike a burst kaleidoscope.

I pause at the brilliance of this artistry,
admire the attention to detail
without compromising the whole,

and realize I am witnessing a prayer.

by Margaret Bednar  9.25.12



These photos are from last fall.  This is a challenge response to "Poetry Jam - Take a Much Closer Look".

I have also linked it with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Open Link Monday"

...and what do you know.  I created a Friday Flash 55 spontaneously - go to take a look where all the fun is on Fridays! (or Thursday's after 8pm)

33 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Such gorgeous photos and delicate description of autumn....

Green Speck said...

Such lovely images, and beautiful words !!!

Fireblossom said...

Here is a perfect post as we enter into the fall season. Your poem describes the falling leaves in a beautiful way and your photographs, as always, are just gorgeous.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Such a lovely description of the leaves falling!

Mary said...

This is truly, Margaret. Love the photos and the seeing something up close. And yes, it is a prayer, indeed.

izzy said...

A prayer indeed ! Thanks.
(Glad our colors aren't that far along yet)I do not want yo rush things!

kaykuala said...

Ever the avid photographer! Lovely snaps. Nicely Marge!

Hank

TexWisGirl said...

very soulful. very touching.

Kerry O'Connor said...

It is a gift to be able to feel the spiritual connection to the natural cycles of our environment.

Archna Sharma said...

I love the whirling journey that you give to the leaves, then realize that the movement is a prayer. Reminds me of the cosmic dance. Lovely.

Abin Chakraborty said...

such sensationally bright vibrant and beautiful pictures! and a lovely poem to accompany them.

Mary Mansfield said...

Gorgeous photos, a beautiful poem with the perfect ending line!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I LOVE it that you were witnessing a prayer. Stunning photos too. And I cant believe you hit a perfect 55 without even trying. How cool is that?

Heaven said...

I love the connection of prayer with the wonders of nature ~ Superb photos ~

Susan said...

Whether in mature or in art, the attention to the detail and the letting go IS prayer (as is this poem). I witness!

Marian said...

beautiful. those photos are amazing!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous photos Margaret and I love the poem as well. We do not live where there is such a dramatic fall shower of colors but have seen it in the past. Really a magnificent thing. I will have to make a point of taking a fall trip for color!

my heart's love songs said...

stunning photographs and your poem is lovely ~ i like the idea of each dropping leaf being a prayer.

magiceye said...

Wow! Brilliant!

Ella said...

This was trans-formative and magical!
Your words n' photos paired so well together! WOW~

barbara l. hale said...

Lovely!

Brian Miller said...

absolutely lovely...i really like the thoguht of it as a prayer...i love watching the beauty of the leaves in fall...ours are just beginning to change as well....really nice margaret....hope you and your fam are doing well...

is your son still writing?

sreeja harikrishnan said...

I love your photography Margaret ....I have started painting your red cherries.....some more final touches and I will share it with you....so lovely poem......

G-Man said...

...And now Ladies and Gentlemen.
A peek into the poetically PERFECT ponderings of the Princess of Prose...Margaret Bednar!!
You never fail to both amaze and thrill.
Loved your Autumnal 55
Thanks for playing,
You Rock
You Rock
You Rock...Have a Kick Ass Week-End

izzy said...

I still like it days later- thanks.

Melissa Bickel said...

Absolutely breathtaking, your words and photo. I think your having an eye for photography adds to the depths and layers of your poetic words.

Loved those last few lines the most.

Have a great weekend.

Daydreamertoo said...

Simply beautiful. The 55 is just perfect for the photographs. The colours are spectacular. A prayer, indeed.

Alice Audrey said...

I thought it was a bit early for the leaves to actually be down. We've got lots of color in the trees, but not much on the ground yet. I pray it stays that way a little longer.

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

Gorgeous words to go with gorgeous photos - an outstanding paring!

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Your writing bring IMAGES, FEELINGS and such serene emotions ...I truly am blessed to read this. I almost cry. It was that beautiful. The beauty of your words and prayers, exquisite words, Margaret. Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
hugs
shakira

Other Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful...words and image. Kudos on this.

Olivia said...

SERENE!!!!!

Awesome lines... loved the pics for its colors n spontaneity.

Weekend hugs xoxo

Teresa said...

Beautiful! This weekend was certainly a beautiful prayer around here. I love the images you included as well.