Monday, June 3, 2013

Poetry Pantry #152 "The Greatest Gift"


The Greatest Gift

Gentleness is
a gift far greater
than strength,

like filtered sun,
seeps bone deep,
settles the heart

and peace is born.

by Margaret Bednar, June 3, 2013

This is for Poetry Pantry #152.   Also linked with Imaginary Garden with  Real Toad's Open Link Monday.

25 comments:

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Lovely:) A few words say it all...

Susie Clevenger said...

So beautiful...your words and photography always amaze me..you are so talented

Fireblossom said...

Perfect.

Brian Miller said...

beautiful pic margaret. gentleness is def a gift...powerful little short verse...

Mary said...

Oh, Margaret, this is just beautiful....both the words AND the picture. Makes my heart go pitter-patter! You are living my childhood dream...with horses.

Susan said...

Amen.
If only all over the earth people experienced (and therefore knew) this truth!

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen, and one of the loveliest poems. Gentleness "like filtered sun". Thank you for infusing my brain with beauty this morning.

G-Man said...

You sure have THAT gift Margaret...
Among Many Many others...:-)

Mama Zen said...

Soft and lovely, Margaret!

Grace said...

I agree whole heartedly ~

Marian said...

that's beautiful, Margaret!
(we just watched for the first time the movie Fly Away Home. this seems like a coda.)
love it.

Laura said...

sweet tender wisdom.... beautiful!

aprille said...

Both stirs and stills.

Margaret said...

Aprille - i just changed the word to "settles".

Thank you everyone. We got lucky as we don't see Oberon sleeping like this very often. It was very special.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You are so right, Margaret, gentleness is a greater inner strength than brute force. Beautiful lines for a beautiful pair.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

second strophe....very nice. enjoyed.

kaykuala said...

How true, Marge! Gentleness is so elusive! Nicely!

Hank

Vuong Pham said...

Simple and brilliant. You should write haiku!

Vuong Pham said...

P.s. following your blog

Jim said...

Gentleness will go a very long way doesn't it? And your picture is the epitome of peaceful beings. I know the pretty horse didn't pose, problably not the young lady?

Thank you for your visit and nice comment. BTW, my "Hairy Hare" is a mama kangaroo with a baby in its pouch. Thus the 'hair-hare-roo' header.
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kelvin s.m. said...

..aww...loved it... smiles...

sreeja harikrishnan said...

So beautiful! peaceful... loved it. Perfect!

Kay L. Davies said...

Exquisite, Margaret, and oh so true. Gentleness is indeed the greater gift.
K

sharplittlepencil.com said...

The picture, so lovely, reminded me of Temple Grandin's love of horses and cattle, her gentleness.

It also brought to mind a passage: "But the greatest of these is love."

Margaret, in a handful of words, you conveyed the one way we could set right this entire world. Kindness. Amy