Friday, April 12, 2013

IGWRT's Artistic Interpretations "Contentment?"


Contentment?

A little red marble
rolls within me, tickling,
tracking its way along,

sometimes merrily,
tracing a way pink
with contentment

other times settles
upon a path white, observing
life's billowing chaos.

If I were to trace miles logged,
would contentment
outdistance regret?

by Margaret Bednar, April 12, 2013

Another poem for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - Artistic Interpretations.  I'm trying to not see things in the painting and just respond to the lines, colors, shapes.  Not sure I succeeded as I "see" the red marble... but I'm getting closer.  I may try my hand at another abstract piece.

Chelsea Bednar's abstract art is the subject for today's challenge (my daughter).  Hop on over to the Garden and give it a try!  

19 comments:

Mama Zen said...

You are on a roll! I love the ending question.

Jinksy said...

I'd never see red as contentment - but a rolling marble? Definitely soothing.

Margaret said...

Jinksy... yes I agree. Red is the action, I guess I saw pink as "contentment" but didn't articulate that. :) You have a sharp eye.

Susan said...

Well, since I do not see the marble, and have never thought of contentment as red, it sure works for me! Contentment is unabashed blood flow through otherwise starved realms (which I think is the answer to your well-posed final query)!

Margaret said...

OK... I've completely reworked this poem and I think it reads much more true to the painting. Thanks, Jinksy, for the critique.

Jinksy said...

Pink is perfectly content, I agree! LOL

Helen said...

I can see we have not one, not two but three Margaret poems! Yea! I saw the cherry on top of a sundae in this one.

Fireblossom said...

I think it would.

This image really spoke to me.

Peggy said...

Excellent! I was drawn to this painting as well.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Red marble rolling around.. that is such an interesting idea. I like the way you explored the colours of the painting and related them to emotion.

izzy said...

A red marble? Neat idea!
Love your daughters painting- I have to share it with my special needs student-He is a good artist who appreciates inspiration! (He attempted Escher and the 'stairs' last year and did a credible job!)
He has some difficulty with light and dark- ask your daughter if she minds?
Thanks.

Margaret said...

Izzy. She won't mind at all. She will be thrilled

hedgewitch said...

This one really spoke to me Margaret--the metaphor fits the mood of the rolling lines and colors, and hits home with those last lines. Like the painting, perhaps such judgments are always in a state of flux.

Kay L. Davies said...

Great question, Margaret. I looked at this painting for a long time, hoping to find some inspiration in it, because it is beautiful. I love your red marble following different paths.
K

Kay L. Davies said...

Great question, Margaret. I looked at this painting for a long time, hoping to find some inspiration in it, because it is beautiful. I love your red marble following different paths.
K

Ella said...

I love the emotional attachment and question that you end with? We all see something different ;D
Yet, I could see your poem~

Ginnie said...

Her art, btw, reminds me of a silk-screen print, Margaret. I actually like that you see the marble, no matter what. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

I wonder what the answer would be also. For some reason when I look at the painting I see angels being birthed into fire. That is the beauty of Chelsea's art..so much to see in it!

Margaret said...

Susie... that is awesome. I can see that too.