Saturday, December 15, 2012

IGWRT's Sunday Mini Challenge - Dolls Revisited "The Shaping of Me"


The Shaping of Me

I'm drifting, undulating as life's waves
cleanse or erode, unsure which;

concentrate upon survival,
the tidewrack of introspection

reserved for the questionable future.
For now, I just hang on, vulnerable.

by Margaret Bednar, December 15, 2012


This is for Imaginary Garden of Real Toad's Sunday Mini-Challenge - Dolls Revisited.  A number dolls hand stitched, created by my daughter's high school Visual Art's class last year.  

19 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I find this doll quite fascinating and the close-up gives more insight into its 'character'. I love the idea of a tidewrack of introspection. Very cool.

Grace said...

The close up details are amazing. I like your take of hanging on, vulnerable to the tides of life ~

Margaret said...

Feel free to use the close up image if you like!

Margaret said...

You may use the close up image if you like as well.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Fantastic write, kiddo. Really good.

Emma Major said...

I wish I.could see these dolls in real life, I feel I could give them much better work if I did

Kay L. Davies said...

From beginning to end, your poem is perfect for this fascinating doll.
"I'm drifting, undulating...I just hang on, vulnerable."
K

Mimi Foxmorton said...

This doll really spoke to me...as does your verse.......

So very well said.....

Helen said...

Hang Ten!!! Another gem, Margaret!

hedgewitch said...

This doll is especially mysterious, yet seems to have so many things to say, all unsaid. Those eyes! Your poem seems to give her even more depth and personality.

Fireblossom said...

Your poem suits this doll perfectly. This was the doll that first caught my eye, and I tried to write for it, but it didn't come out.

jasmine said...

I love Lines 3, 4, and 6. Well done.

Ella said...

I'm intrigued by this doll! I'm working on my poem now~
I love your view... :D

Ginnie said...

It doesn't fit your poem but...this doll reminds me of Curious George, for some reason. :)

Brian Miller said...

whew...nice...and that doll looks so close to real as well...supra real even....hanging on, vulnerable....is so loaded with emotion as well..

Susie Clevenger said...

I think we all have those times of hanging on...love it!

myheartslovesongs.com said...

each of your poems have complemented/been complemented by the dolls! words and dolls extraordinary!

Peggy said...

I found this doll and her expression a little scary but I like where you took it and how you made it vulnerability. Great prompt!!

Chris Lawrence said...

loaded with feeling and capturing stance and look in all emotion wonderful