Saturday, February 16, 2013

IGWRT's Fireblossom Free Verse "True Vogue"



True Vogue

Designer trends,
make a woman
or so they say

insecurities, fears,
loneliness
hidden

until a gentle touch
unbuttons
frees a poetic soul

pretense 
flung aside
love her only accessory.

by Margaret Bednar, February 16, 2013



First of all, I want to share these drawings with you... they are my daughter's from this year, her senior year in high school.  She has been accepted into all three colleges she applied to: The Art Institute of Chicago, Kansas City Art Institute, and the University of North Carolina School of Art.

My daughter's art blog is:  Artistic Adventures

This poem is written for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Fireblossom Free Verse.  For an excellent description check out the link.  She did an excellent job of describing what it is... and my attempt is just that... an attempt.



18 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW, kiddo! Your daughter is amazingly talented! Wonderful work. Your poem is just so good. I especially love the final stanza. "Love her only accessory." Perfection.

Fireblossom said...

I think you did a fine job, Margaret, and I know you are a much better poet than you realize. You wrap the poem up with that ending and give it a lovely, enriching, romantic twist. I love it.

Yayyyyyy on the THREE acceptances! That's fantastic! Good luck to her. :-)

Loredana Donovan said...

First of all, your daughter's paintings are amazing--they remind me of Rubens' art, just gorgeous. Your poem is lovely, vulnerable, and tender. I love the metaphor of "gentle touch unbuttons..." and the last line is perfect. See, you CAN do free verse! :)

Charleen said...

Wow! These sketches are amazing! And they compliment the poem so well.

Green Speck said...

The drawings are amazing ... a real talented daughter you have !!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Love her only accessory!

Woohoo! I love this poem, Margaret and together with your daughter's art, it allows for a wonderful creative experience.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love her only accessory..who needs anything else? Love your daughter's drawings..what talent!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Amazing art work! Love, a beautiful accessory for every outfit!

Grace said...

I like that freeing a poetic soul ~

These are lovely artworks Margaret ~ Congrats on your daughter's acceptance ~

Susan said...

I have got to link this marvelous post to my own blog in some way, Ms. Margaret! This is what I am talking about! Not just freedom to live nude--though that is pretty wonderful--and I have a poem for that--but also the freedom to share naked and undressed thought, art, poetry--"pretense flung aside." Kudos to you and your daughter. I have loved all the prompts that engaged her in our art--and I am glad to read an unabashed Margaret poem again. How proud you must be!

hedgewitch said...

The lush drawings of your daughter--so full of that mysterious voluptuousness female bodies convey in their bumps and curves--are echoed in the richness of your words...this is excellent free verse, Margaret, and congratulations to your daughter. I have fond memories of the Art Institute of Chicago--it was one of my refuges growing up--it cost 30 cents to get there on the CTA, and a dollar to get in, and inside was all that incredible wealth of art and human accomplishment a poor girl would never have otherwise even known.

Hannah said...

PROUD mama and so you should be!!!! WOW. Margaret, your daughter's work is exceptional!

I love that you show meaning in the unveiled woman whose only accessory is love...so often the material world bungs up the genuine and true-the beautiful meant-to-be accessory.

Very well done, Margaret...thank you for sharing the great news with us! Congratulations!! :)

Marian said...

aww! love the message in your words, and WOW your daughter is exceptionally talented! go go! fantastic!

Kim Nelson said...

Flowing smoothly and lyrically, this piece ends with a bang. I like it!

Kim Nelson said...

Flowing smoothly and lyrically, this piece ends with a bang. I like it!

Ginnie said...

OMG, Margaret. You can pop ALL your buttons. WOW. And does Chelsea have a specific leaning as to which school she will choose??? I'm sure you'll let us know.

Laurie Kolp said...

Amazing art and poem. Congratulations to your daughter. I can see she has a bright future ahead.

Judy Roney said...

Simply beautiful words and capture of the essence of life. We cover ourselves with so much fluff when all that matters is the love underneath it all. That makes us all equal. Beautiful art! I know you must be so proud of your daughter's gift.