Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Mag #169 "Lighthouse Dandelions"

Lighthouse Dandelions by Jamie Wyeth
Lighthouse Dandelions

As dusks' indigo fingers descend,
little lions roar discontent,
lance-shaped leaves no match
for summer sky's churning monsters
billowing, rumbling, raging,
toward wave-washed shore,
scattering mighty warriors
to ferocious winds.

Beneath a lustrous glow
defeat is not acknowledged
but challenged with a pledge
to come back stronger,
greater.  A legion ready to fight
and hold back the night.

by Margaret Bednar, May 23, 2013

This if for The Mag #169.  The artwork above is this week's prompt.  


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, I love the personification of the dandelions =)

Helen said...

Strong and quite sturdy, your little dandelions ... I enjoyed this.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i liked this!

Raining Iguanas said...

My yard is a virtual battleground where those roaring lions are free from harm. If I were a dandelion farmer I could retire early! Love the poem.

Laurie Kolp said...

I love all the colors and sea references, Margaret.

ayala said...

I love this, Margaret. :)

Brian Miller said...

i like the determination in that second come back and light the darkness...and the indigo fingers and little lions roaring were nice touches as well..smiles.

Ginny Brannan said...

The first four lines set the tone, and the last completes this story.
"A legion ready to fight
and hold back the night."
Love that!!

Great minds think alike, huh?!!

Thanks for the comments and the ideas. Wondering what program you used through Apple for the book (I know can make in IPhoto, but wasn't aware of anything else). Will check into setting up a Networked blog. Your thoughts and kind words are always very much appreciated! :-)

forgetmenot said...

Beautifully written, as usual ! I love the "little lions" line. It is a battle, one I must say the dandelions usually win. They do come in "legions". Do you still have your horses and are you enjoying them? Mickie :)

Mama Zen said...

Really gorgeous, Margaret!

Nara Malone said...

Lovely. I always loved dandelions.

Ginnie said...

Those dandy lions can roar all they want as far as I'm concerned. How can you say no to their bright moment of glory!

Jinksy said...

They sure come back stronger - and in legions! LOL