Wednesday, July 10, 2013

IGWRT's - Imagined by Kerry - Rhapsody "Wishing'


Thunderclouds pass, leave mid-afternoon
soothingly sleepy in soft pastels, find myself
wishing back the promise of rain

to the time we peeled off clothes, danced
like natives 'round the horse trough, whooped,
hollered 'till life-giving rain came, cooled parched lips.

Ol' Joe leans against the now squeaky gate, seeks
nightly rub, carrot, but I walk toward our creek, curious if
Passion Flowers bloom vividly as the night you proposed.

Coolness engulfs, a bee drones, light dims.  I search, smile
when violet lashes and a golden crown peek from tangled vines
and I become young again ...

all I have to do is wait upon the leaning covered porch
until you ride in from the fields... and this time, promise
I won't insist you shower before you kiss me.

Margaret Bednar, July 10, 2013

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Imagined by Kerry "Rhapsody".
  • The poem could consist of several parts or variations on a theme.
  • Free verse is preferred over form but it should be structured according to the writer's fancy.
  • Mixed media could be utilized - especially for those who like to include photography or art with their writing.
  • A sense of improvisation is preferable to a piece which is over-worked.
  • The mood should be impassioned or exalted. (Some synonyms for 'rhapsodize' include babble, carry on, declaim, freak out, fume, go bananas, orate, prattle and rage.
  • The content should focus more on the imaginative than the concrete.
I did try to write this with a flowing mind, to let the "scene" drift and I hope it doesn't seem overworked as I wrote it within fifteen minutes.  Thanks for the challenge, Kerry -- it was a difficult one for me (but I was thrilled to use two of my latest favorite iPhone images!


Susie Clevenger said...

First of all beautiful images. The flower looks like a lady dancing to me. This is such a beautifully romantic rhapsody. It is full of color and sound. Gorgeous!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

a lovely lull and sigh, i'm glad you participated.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I think the whole premise of the wish, and the way you allowed your thoughts to ramble from concrete memories to emotional connections fits with the dreamy nature of many rhapsodies. The inclusion of your beautiful photos adds nuance to the whole.
I really enjoyed this poem, you created a nostalgic mood which wraps around the reader and what elation there may be in that final wish coming true.

Heaven said...

Love the passion in that last verse Margaret ~ The second verse is full of dancing, whopping and hollering in the rain ~

Pictures are beautiful as always ~

TexWisGirl said...

awww. sweet.

hedgewitch said...

After I dragged my eyeballs away from your as always gorgeous photos, I really relished the images you snapped for us with words, of accord, and jubilation, and beneath the words, a sense of that bond that comes with surviving the hard times together,that is unspoken but makes everything positive stronger. My favorite line is the one about the passionflower and her eyelashes--a perfect description. I love this, Margaret.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, Margaret. Super rhpasodic and reverential too - the images and love strong. k.

Jannie Funster said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL! Left me a little tear-y eyed for sure.

I want to dance naked in the night rain and search for eye-lashed passion flowers too.



Hannah said...

Oh, Margaret!! This is so passionately divine. I love this style on the list-y bits and the prose feel of it...very much enjoyed.

Marian said...

awww Margaret i simply adore this. thank you.

izzy said...

Lovely, great piece! thanks

Susan said...

Golly! Now, THIS is rhapsody! I wait with the heroine into her promise after the rub and walk that renewed her youth.

Herotomost said...

Ohhh my...that was so damn romantic...ahhhhh....sigh.......I love that kind of sentiment and emotion. Pulse quickening and full of sweet, sweet nothings, just the kind I like. Yeah baby!