Saturday, December 15, 2012

IGWRT's Sunday Mini-Challenge - Doll's Revisitied "Nurture"


Nurture

Insecurities need a place to hide
in order to breathe, time to nuzzle
upon the breast, content,

baby step towards confidence.
A place where Brothers Grimm
are balanced with Mother Goose,

a nest where feathers soothe tremblings
and one learns falling is about rising
and true fear results from giving up.

Margaret Bednar, December 15, 2012

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Sunday Mini-Challenge "Dolls Revisited".  

16 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is lovely, Margaret! I love "Brothers Grimm are balanced with Mother Goose."

Green Speck said...

"one learns falling is about rising" - some really beautiful words here :-)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Most beautiful. So thought provoking.

Something to be said for that which provides our comfort....and our insecurity.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

The last line is so powerful!

Kay L. Davies said...

You're so right, Margaret. The Brothers Grimm were really grim.
I agree with Green Speck re "falling is about rising" because it is oh, so true.
K

Helen said...

This is beautiful, Margaret. I love how you have written poems for three of the dolls.

(PS, this doll's body closely resembles my 71-year old frame,
oh my)

hedgewitch said...

Margaret, you are on a roll with these--each one I like more than the last. I almost chose this one, but couldn't find the right frame--yours is perfect.

Margaret said...

71!! You are amazing and vibrant. Yes, the body doesn't always keep up with us, does it! ;)

jasmine said...

I love the last stanza.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So wonderful: "One learns falling is about rising"....fantastic!

Susan said...

I like how you make the nest a place of nurture. of learning for all.

Ginnie said...

This is beautiful, Margaret...all of it. I am totally falling in love with these incredible dolls!

Susie Clevenger said...

Such wisdom...these wonderful dolls have been sparking such wonderful writing.

Lolamouse said...

These are beautiful thoughts. I think this is something we all strive to provide as mothers. We all could use a lap like this sometimes!

myheartslovesongs.com said...

this is a truly beautiful poem, Margaret!

the dolls are all stunning! each one so meticulous in its details. absolutely brilliant!

Peggy said...

Another wonderful doll poem. This one really fits the doll for me. Nurture, yes.