Sunday, April 7, 2013

IGWRT's - A Birthday in April - Wordsworth "The Sea Turtle"

Sea Turtle at SC Aquarium, Charleston
The Sea Turtle

She's at peace
with ancient wisdom
a voyager, illuminated, solitaire
beneath moonlit skies,
drifting the jet stream,
content with the cycle of life.

by Margaret Bednar, April 7, 2013

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - A Birthday in April - Wordsworth".  My "little boat" of William Wordsworth thought to push off from and create a poem was:  A mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone".  

16 comments:

Jinksy said...

And I wonder what sea turtles hold in their minds?

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the way you brought that quote to life in the journey of the turtle. There is something so serene about a creature moving underwater. Thank you for sharing the sights of the aquarium with us. (I loved the jellyfish too.)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

VERY beautiful poem arising from the quote. I love the thought of her, serenely voyaging.......

Peggy said...

Those turtles certainly look content, don't they. I like where you took this quote.

hedgewitch said...

I often think how alien it must be to live in the sea, a world where sight and sound behave so differently than they do for us. Here you manage to make it feel very natural and right. And the capture of light in that picture is a poem itself.

Grace said...

They do look content and at peace ~

Wishing you happy week Margaret ~

Mary said...

One of my favorite animals is the seat turtle; and I love its ancient wisdom. I have written a few poems about it as well.

Mary said...

One of my favorite animals is the seat turtle; and I love its ancient wisdom. I have written a few poems about it as well.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the first line, and the last.
I also love the look of "ancient wisdom" of turtles and tortoises. They provide us with a contemporary look at worlds long past.
K

ayala said...

They are beautiful. Lovely write!

Hannah said...

Oh, the mystery and indeed the awe of this creature!! Margaret you've captured it so well and I love the moonlit feature, well done! :)

Ella said...

Magic outlined in the mystery!
I love it and the moonlit view ;D
I love the spiral feel of your poem!

Other Mary said...

Peaceful, lovely, wise.

Dave King said...

Lovely thoughts well crafted - and a grand image to boot! Enjoyable.

Ginnie said...

I wouldn't mind being a sea turtle, Margaret. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

This speaks of peace. I need its touch. Beautiful piece!