Saturday, June 8, 2013

Kim Klassen's Friday Finds & Poetry Pantry #153 - "A Healing"


A Healing

Enchantment comes my way
as I walk the garden path,
a kind of whimsy, flushed pink,
extends an invitation

to slide, to spiral, and spin
into a world of purity.

A realm as fragile as raindrops,
where one tiptoes a luscious trail,
imagination still exists,
indulgence is embraced.

It isn't hard to fantasize
while admiring Calla Lilly's grace.

by Margaret Bednar, June 8, 2013


How would you describe the world of your favorite flower?

This is for "Kim Klassen Cafe's - Friday Finds" Kim's website says "Where texture, type & photos unite" and boy, does it ever.  I can't wait for next year when I have some time to take an on-line course again - she is organized and a wonderful teacher.

I had been bummed today as I hadn't "found that "daily" sensational photo.  I walked into the house after taking the photos below and noticed the raindrops on the tip of the Calla Lily and raced back outside.  I'm thrilled that I got such a great shot with my iPhone!!  (my battery was dead on my Canon)



Also linked with Poetry Pantry #153 - a very nice, supportive community for poets, AND
Shine the Divine's I Heart Macro Week #4 where Laura asks us to slow down and see the mini-miracles of nature.  

28 comments:

CATHY said...

It is a stunning image you captured with the rain!

kaykuala said...

It isn't hard to fantasize
when admiring a Calla Lilly

A Calla lily is interestingly beautiful. A true blue lady of the arts you rightly hurried back for that great shot! Great take Marge!

Hank

Claudia said...

i love calla lillies...they're so elegant..yours look beautiful with the raindrops on them...i like how nature can take us along such deep paths of thoughts as well

Barb Brookbank said...

Beautiful image of this calla lily - I love the first shot - it's amazing! And wonderful poem too!

The Artful Diva said...

Love how you captured the rain drops - so beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

i love calla lilies! these are a sweet pink!

Sylvia said...

What a beauty, wonderful capture !
Beautiful poem too !
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Helen said...

.. simply cannot get over that single drop of moisture on the tip end of the lily. Amazing. Love the poetry that accompanies your photo.

Karla @Art Whisper said...

It would be fun to try a photoshoot in the rain like this but we rarely get rain here. I like the poem you shared too.

Have a good Saturday,
Karla

Margaret said...

Karla - the sprinkler would work well turned on early morning or evening... just a thought.

aprille said...

I followed you here :-)
Such a pretty image. Your phone camera is amazing to produce such clarity.
Is there a letter -u- in Kim's name?

Margaret said...

Aprille. No u!! So sorry.

Mary said...

Beautiful pictures, Margaret. I also have an iPhone! I am always impressed with your photos....and love this poem!

(Keep flowers in mind for Tuesday night's Poetry Jam...hint, hint.)

Brian Miller said...

a realm fragile as raindrops...that is lovely margaret...and beautiful flowers as well....the drops of rain on them make them...perfect...smiles.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Amazing shots with an iphone. Beautiful, as is your lovely poem.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome calla lilies. The raindrops are so pretty.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful, Margaret.

Grace said...

I will be lost too in such an enchanted garden ~ Beautiful pictures dear ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a marvelous blend of words and photos - I kept switching back and forth between the two. A unique experience.

Mr. Charleston said...

Beautiful. iPhones are becoming a suitable replacement for small pocket cams.

Abin Chakraborty said...

beautiful image.beautiful lines.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

awesome images - very poetic!!

best regards
isabella

Laura said...

so lovely Margaret.... I carried calla lilies and roses at my wedding! Thank you for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Myrna R. said...

The photos are truly beautiful. I like that you titled this healing.

coordinatedmayhem said...

Beautiful. The world of the calla provides a nice reprieve from the regular day to day monotony. Sometimes all it takes is a change of perspective.

Ginnie said...

Who needs a camera when you've got an iPhone! WOW.

Bon said...

I like the line:/a kind of whimsy, flushed pink/
very nice image.

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone. I have to admit, one I took the top photo, I knew I HAD to write a poem about the Callalily.