Thursday, March 21, 2013

Poetry Jam & Friday Flash 55 "Carved Reflections"



"Corseted Woman"
Carved Reflections

Forested secrets,
fragile floral bouquets,
sprout once again to life.

A woman tightly corseted,
glances over her shoulder
forever a witness

to impassioned moments
of Jake & Jess, Laura, Tommy,
Daniel's love for Lindsay.

Carved reflections
of yesteryear, dates, initials,
billboarded love, pledged.

A lover's path I stroll,
wonder if "Please Love Me"
is still searching.

by Margaret Bednar, March 21, 2013


This poem is linked with Poetry Jam - Reflections and Friday Flash 55 (linked up after 8 pm tonight)

20 comments:

Peggy said...

Unique approach to reflections here--and as usual wonderful photos! The corseted woman is especially captivating! Well done poem as well!

alan1704 said...

This is really great, i love this approach to, taking what seems the everyday and making it special. Great imagination and thought.

Mary said...

Wow, this poem (and its accompanying photo) gives me chills. You wonder, don't you, if those who carved these messages still remember they carved them, if they would still be meaningful in their lives. I do hope all turned out well for those who wished as they carved.

artbyrae said...

I have always wondered where the lovers are now....great poem and thoughts!

Helen said...

Intriguing reflections and a lovely poem! I played catch up viewing while I was away ~ Downton Abbey ~ I was in awe of the corseted lovelies!

Green Speck said...

"Forested secrets" - I love that !!!

Kelvin S.M. said...

...honestly, seeing tree trunks carved with notes as if like a wall of graffiti art really saddens me... just sayin'...

Laurie Kolp said...

A woman tightly corseted,
glances over her shoulder
forever a witness

That's great, Margaret. I love trees and have seen a lady with osteoporosis in one, but never one wearing a girdle.

hedgewitch said...

I love this Margaret--and the pictures are icing on the cake. I often see people or things in trees--they have their own personalities, for sure. Hope you all are feeling better at your house.

G-Man said...

That corseted tree looks more like Chewbacca!
But I just love the life and soul that you put in ALL God's creatures
You are a Peach!
Except when you rub it in about the weather!
Loved your creative 55
Thanks for playing...You ROCK Baby!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

oh dang...the please love me one is rather sad....i hear the desperation in their words....i love the romanticism of messages carved in trees....smiles...

lol....g...even chewbaccas need love...smiles.

TALON said...

This was lovely and touching. There's a certain sidewalk in a certain town here in Ontario that bears the initials of my first "boyfriend" and me --he couldn't resist a fresh pour of concrete though I remember the city workers cursing him...but they left the initials :) Oh, and we were all of 12 at the time.

Alice Audrey said...

I feel for Please Love Me but I also feel for the poor trees.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

Margaret the emotions that arose in me were a knife, a scooping and an indelible branding within the wood of my soul. I've saved this to memory ~brilliant entwined emotions in woody words!

Other Mary said...

What a great point of view to write from! This is charming, words and pictures.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

A hopeless romantic, I see.

Jazzbumpa said...

ephemeral lovers come
and go
the patient tree
watches
and when
the wind blows
shrugs

Cheers!
JzB

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Love is a haunting path.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

this is unique...have quite a different feeling...loved this...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Amazing how the photo and the prompts worked together! I will definitely look at the bark of trees with a closer eye to see what I can find. Hope "Please love me" did find love!