Friday, April 12, 2013

IGWRT's Artistic Interpretations & Magpie Tales #163 "Moonlit"

Statue in one of many lovely gardens at Middleton Place, SC
Moonlit

She resides
like a goddess,
alabaster smooth
beneath moonlit branches,

alone, untouchable,
even morning's mist
hesitates to come close,

but within her perfectly
sculpted breast, she longs
for a loving touch, satin sheets
and a reason to blush.

by Margaret Bednar, April 11, 2013


This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Artistic Interpretations" which is a challenge I am hosting over at the Garden for today, Friday, April 12th.

All the abstract artwork for this prompt is by my daughter, Chelsea Bednar.  Please hop on over and take a look at the numerous abstract pieces that are the focus of the poetic challenge.

The ideal is to tap into the feeling of abstract pieces, but this is an example where I always want to "see" images in the abstract art I view.  In the above painting, I see a red headed woman with her body sideways upon the pillows, her "backside" toward the viewer, legs tucked under satin sheets, seductively reclining upon a fluffy pillow ...

I hope to be back with a second poem, a truly "emotional" piece.

I am also tying this in with The Mag #163, this week's gorgeous image below:

Woman With a Towel, 1898, Edgar Degas 

25 comments:

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Margaret, you must be so proud of Chelsea. I wrote on my blog that she is "insanely talented." Used the broken fragments of a woman, and did try my best to write from the heart.

Your piece is beautiful. "Satin sheets/and a reason to blush," aaaaaah. Truly magical. Peace, Amy

Jinksy said...

I too saw this picture as a nude in the act of dressing/undressing, and you caught her blushes beautifully. :)

Cad said...

Ada will be after me for looking at nudes! Haha!

Theresa Milstein said...

I like this celebration of the fuller female body.

izzy said...

Oh my ! abstracts can be challenging-
I like your take.
I see two birds above a white bone-

TexWisGirl said...

loved the poem.

Mama Zen said...

I adore your poem, Margaret!

"even morning's mist
hesitates to come close"

Wow.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your poem provides a word representation of your impression. I think it is spot on. I love the closing lines.. reason to blush. It's very sensual.

Susan said...

Interesting/powerful idea, that one so externally unbending should have a moving breathing sensual desire. Sounds like me at times. Love it.

Lolamouse said...

Margaret,
Lovely poem. I, too, can see the woman in the abstract painting. I found it difficult to "not see" things.

Emma Major said...

I love the poems, the art and the emotions contained

Grace said...

Such a lovely moonlit goddess ~

Love the artistic take by your daughter ~ She is so talented ~

Hannah said...

Absolutely sensual and I just love the contrast of the stone and the soft...this really works well, Margaret!! Thank you for the challenge!!

Helen said...

This is one of my favorite Chelsea paintings! I see the abstract form of a lovely lady. Thank you for sharing with all of us ... thank Chelsea too please.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

A most beautiful and reflective piece as well as writing ~ Chelsea has drawn out of me so many thoughts ! You're both very talented to say the least! I appreciate you're invitation that I can use your IGWRT's post after this computer gets finished with, hopefully by tonight. A beautiful vision in verse!

Peggy said...

I like this Chelsea painting too. I did not write about it though and could not get any of them to download to my computer or my blog so maybe you can email it to me -- the one in white pencil on black paper. Peggan@aol.com

Ella said...

This is the painting I wanted to write to. I started it, but something is missing~ Perhaps I will attempt it tomorrow!

I thought of blush, too
I love yours the playful intimate dance ;D

Akila G said...

loved the subtle romance....ur dotty is very talented...glad to hv been prompted by her brush strokes...

Katherine said...

Eloquently written...this was beautiful and so is your daughters painting.

Lydia said...

The alabaster maiden longs for "a reason to blush." How marvelous is that!

Your daughter's piece is exquisite. I love it. And I saw exactly the same thing as you did. It segued perfectly with this week's mag prompt.

This was a great, great post!

hedgewitch said...

You capture the vulnerability of the nude, and turn it into a strength here Margaret. Lovely, and thanks for the prompt--it got a poem out of me, which is always welcome, especially in April!

Kay L. Davies said...

Your poem is the perfect link between your photograph and your daughter's abstract art, Margaret, as well as an accompaniment to the Magpie prompt.
Wonderful work. I love this prompt.
K

Kay L. Davies said...

Your poem is the perfect link between your photograph and your daughter's abstract art, Margaret, as well as an accompaniment to the Magpie prompt.
Wonderful work. I love this prompt.
K

Ginnie said...

The funny thing is that I see what you see, too. :) And why not!

Susie Clevenger said...

I immediately saw a woman in the painting when I first looked at it. What a beautiful description you have given her.