Saturday, March 16, 2013

IGWRT's Mary's Mixed Bag "Betrayal"


Betrayal

A lenten rose,
head bent, ashamed,
silently mourns betrayal,

my unrepentant tongue
still swooning, creamy decadence
savored, slowly melting,

as I walk the garden path, hidden,

sin's wrapper placed between
devout words of reflection
and penance within my purse.

by Margaret Bednar, March 16, 2013

This is linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - Mary's Mixed Bag.  The challenge is to imagine you are holding a bag with contains one object which can heal, one that can harm.  Only identify the two objects through touch, texture, shape-recognition and imaginative exploration.    For a further explanation, click on the link.

This was done late night and quickly, but this is also an excuse as I found this exercise extremely hard! Do you know the two items that were in my purse?

22 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I loved the words you have used in this poem, Margaret: the sense of a guilty pleasure enjoyed on a garden walk..I'm thinking ice-cream so rich and creamy it breaks the diet!

aprille said...

I know for certain of one item that is in your 'purse': a great talent for flower photography!

Yes, it challenge was beyond me at my present state of recuperation.

Mary said...

Oh, that tongue can have its own mind sometimes, can't it? Wonderful poem AND photographs.

Green Speck said...

"sin's wrapper placed between
devout words of reflection
and penance within my purse." - mindblowing lines !!!

Friko said...

a bible and a chocolate wrapper?

Whatever the items are, the poem is lovely.

izzy said...

Lovely concept written very well!
what a great depiction! hinting at walking through a garden-( I saw)
muttering prayers... I have been struggling with all this- balance.
penance? not there yet- to impatient still!

Margaret said...

Friko. Yes. :)

Mr. Charleston said...

A stroll through the garden with ice cream, no one can ever accuse you of not smelling the roses.

Ella said...

I love the layered richness...and I too thought ice cream ;D
I love how you approached this challenge~ :D

TexWisGirl said...

one of those butterworth candies. :)

listeningdaisy said...

I think I also broke a Lenten promise with chocolate. I enjoyed your imagery.

Margaret said...

The candy bar wrapper is being used as a bookmark in my bible.

Margaret said...

Thanks everyone. The wrapper is a hint it isn't ice cream. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Mmm, I'd be slightly afraid to use a wrapper as a marker in my Bible, for fear I'd get chocolate or caramel or something on the pages, at which time the ghosts of my grandparents would rise up and smite me.
A super write, Margaret. I love the lenten rose representing the shame of candy-in-Bible.
K

Karen S. said...

I long for a sweet delight!

Loredana Donovan said...

Chocolate? I love the photograph, what a pretty flower!

Sini Rachel said...

Rich imagery in your words. My bet is on chocolate as you suggest the wrapper of your sin is sitting in your purse with a Bible ? The tongue is often unrepentant ...after such a tasty sin or even words flaming with fury.

Marian said...

wow, WOW that photo!
i say a chocolate (given up for Lent, one assumes), and a prayerbook.
bad girl! ;)

Anne Payne said...

That's a beautiful photo and lovely poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful photo..and your words really speak to me!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

I cried -- it reminded me of my grandma's purse and how she'd use toffee wrappers as bookmakers ~ BEAUTIFUL !

Margaret said...

Debbie - that is awesome ... bibles with a faint smell of toffee :) Thanks for sharing that memory!

Thanks everyone, for the guesses and the kind words...

Chocolate bar and bible were my two items (wrapper was a hint)