Tuesday, October 30, 2012

IGWRT's - Sunday Mini Challenge "1901: A Lady's Craft"

1901: A Lady's Craft

Gleaming white upon ol' Blue Ridge,
sits a time of grace and ease.
Whisp'ring trees
recall ladies displayed
like fragrant lilies,
laughter, charm, and eloquence;
artful innocence.

by Margaret Bednar, 10-30-2012

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "Sunday Mini Challenge", trochaic meter and the structure is as follows:

(a)   8 syllables
(b)   7 syllables 
(b)   3 syllables
(Internal rhyme c / c) 6 syllables
(b)   5 syllables
(d)   7 syllables
(d)   5 syllables

I did not mean to make the last line so "jaded", but it was really hard to find a rhyme for eloquence.  Upon further thought, I think it does work.  I mean, women haven't changed that much, have they? ;P

The photos I took while hiking and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway two weekends ago.  I must say, I believe it is all covered in snow right now!   The Moses Cone Mansion/Estate is now owned by the state of North Carolina and is open to everyone.  I hope to horseback ride there next spring and enjoy the over 25 miles of carriage road that is still meticulously maintained.  

 I wish I could say that was me on that Buckskin!

25 miles of carriage roads still grace the Moses Cone Estate
The Carriage House


TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous photos, margaret. brings peace this morning amongst the storm reports.

Marian said...

wow, beautiful! well done, i think your verse works. not jaded, real.

Mary said...

I loved all your photographs, Margaret. And your poem definitely gave me the flavor of the time. Nice work all around.

Green Speck said...

Beautiful pictures ... and good play with the prompt :-)

Helen said...

Artful innocence makes for a great last line!!!
Spectacular photography.

Ginnie said...

You find the most incredible places to visit, Margaret! Seriously.