Thursday, September 6, 2012

Poets United "Think Tank Thursday" and Friday Flash 55 "Glorious Promise"

Glorious Promise

With crimson and gold, pretentious October
flaunts a tapestry gloriously ablaze
with audacious, arrogant maturity,

dismissing once again, stealthy November
eager to bleed and devour
strength, beauty, and pride.

Into mother's bosom she'll seep,
cold, wet, fading, decaying,
perspicacity her only comfort.

Alone, humbled, she'll absorb
life's restoring light, rejoicing
as Easter's promise unfolds.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, revised 9-6-12.

This is for Poets United "Think Tank Thursday "113" Signs of Autumn & for Friday Flash 55.  It is my sixth poem I ever wrote but I have greatly reworked it here.  The original is HERE written almost two years ago 12-01-10.  


Mary said...

This is beautiful, Margaret!

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
A cacophony of Seasonal Symbiotics.
You are so cool...
Loved your never-ending circle 55
Thanks for your beautiful insight, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Green Speck said...

Love the poem and the picture ... amazing !!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...easter does carry much promise doesn't how you used the seasons to convey your message margaret

Linc said...

This is -WOW- beautiful. I love the personification of the seasons!

Alice Audrey said...

Well said.

hedgewitch said...

My jaw just dropped at the photo--that you found that one leaf out of an autumn's worth to record just trumpets your unerring eye for color and composition--and the poem is an artful rendition of autumn in all her many masks. Loved it, Margaret.

Myrna R. said...

Beautiful. Loved the photo and the poem is wonderful. Hard to believe you've been writing poetry for only 2 years. Gives me hope.

Teresa said...

Beautiful images of fall.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Fabulous photo - and the mention of November is scary - I am adjusting to fall but in no way am ready for winter!

Melissa Bickel said...

I see we have something else in common besides poetry - Galen's 55 :)

I love your stanza's for the changes in tone and texture it brings with Autumn. My favorite time of the year.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

A beautiful poem which captures the spirit of autumn perfectly.


Mona said...

wow! that is beautiful!

rch said...

Quite a dissection of autumnal activity, excellent word usage.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Such a beautiful piece.
I love the last stanza.
Great 55!
Mine is here

Ella said...

I love this poem
It has a rich feel
Connecting earth s pull towards
Love what you have done

I have to read it again ; )

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