Monday, June 3, 2013

I Heart Macro Challenge & dVerse - "Simplicity"


Simplicity

A fragrance
crushed, steamed,
dabbed behind an ear.

A beauty
domesticated, snipped,
arranged in Waterford Crystal.

An artistic statement
of love, passion,
absolute perfection.

A rare joy
to see a rose simply be
wild and free.

by Margaret Bednar, June 3, 2013


The first photo is linked with "Shine the Devine's - I Heart Macro"

Also linked with dVerse Poet's Pub #99.

26 comments:

Laura said...

Exquisite dear Margaret! Thank you for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

kaykuala said...

A red rose! It beats anything else Marge! Nicely!

Hank

Dimple said...

Your macro is wonderful; influenced by your title I saw the layers of simple petals, arranged in complex perfection. But I, also, love wild roses.

Helen said...

The poem, red roses growing wild, the rustic fencing ... this is just spectacular, Margaret.

Jennay said...

Lovely!! =)

Jim said...

So pretty, so true, Margaret.
I beieve things in nature are meant to remain "wild and free."
We could ask about the hybrids, especially roses and corn. Not really wild.
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TALON said...

You captured the essence of roses brilliantly, Margaret.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the photos and I agree it is so refreshing to see roses on their stems uncut and blooming in the sun.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful macro and beautiful poem also!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Let it be wild. Lovely.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the shot of the rose in b&w.

Janet Martin said...

This poem unfolded like a beautiful rose! So-o-o lovely! and your photo is gorgeous! There is no artist quite like Creator God, even though He gifts us! Thank-you for sharing your gift to bless others.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Mama Zen said...

Lovely, delicate work!

Brian Miller said...

we have a vine/bush out back...had to cut it way back last year but it has survived beautifully...yes i rather like a bit of untamed beauty...smiles...

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful---I loved the picture as well---

illumine essence said...

This is gorgeous. I love it.

~henna

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful, Margaret... and so many just walk on by with their hectic schedules and never notice the beauty before them.

Mary said...

There IS definitely such beauty in a rose!

Poet Laundry said...

Lovely! Makes me want to find a rose and drink deep of its scent. I don't have any growing in the yard...but now I think I need to change that!

Truedessa said...

A lovely rose poem..I can smell it's scent..

Ginny Brannan said...

An amazing year for roses, and they are in blooming profusion in my yard! Knockouts, English roses, climbers, the prickly Rosa Rugosa (beach rose, though no beach here!) Mine are domesticated, to see one in the wild would be a treat indeed. Well penned, and loved your beautiful images shared.

Claudia said...

very cool to see nature's beauty untamed and wild and free...i have an english rose garden close by and bought some really wonderful roses over the years..one grows into my pear tree and just covers it up with pink roses...it's breath taking...

M. J. Joachim said...

Wild roses are positively gorgeous!

thejuliebook said...

Oooh, I so agree about the wild and free. My place has far too much shade and clay to ever attempt cultivated roses, but the wild ones hold their ground every year. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Winter said...

Stunning. I loved the different presentations of the same delicate gift.