Monday, July 1, 2013

The Mag #175, "Mirage"

Musin Yohan photographer
Mirage

Many an evening
many a horizon
tempts with turquoise tints

of misty waterfalls, teal seas, 
coconut palms, dipping, swaying,
gentle waves beneath gossamer clouds,

shapeshifting above dirt tire tracks, 
weary shoulders, bare feet
toward a mirage, ever trudging.

by Margaret Bednar, July 1, 2013

This is linked with "The Mag #175" and the image is Tess's choice for her weekly challenge.   I invite you to click on the link and enjoy other poetic interpretations.

Also linked with the awesome "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's Open Link Monday".  

20 comments:

Janet Martin said...

love, love LOVE! your use of gossamer and your take on this pic!

Jim said...

Though we try, we never quite reach that mirage. I'm liking the idea of finding something better than and above the "dirt tire tracks."

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful..we head toward the mirage, never quite arriving, but still have the hope.

Poet Laundry said...

This is lovely...I could get lost in that second stanza...sigh...so nice.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a beautiful picture and your words offer us another glimpse of the view ahead.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well done!

kaykuala said...

It's a sad life! They continue to vie for the good but it's a mirage that they don't even get. Great take Marge!

Hank

Mary said...

This is beautiful, Margaret. You brought that picture to life. Hey, I will still be around in various places in the blogosphere....you can always find me if you wish. Smiles.

De said...

This is SO beautiful:
"tempts with turquoise tints

of misty waterfalls, teal seas,
coconut palms, dipping, swaying,
gentle waves beneath gossamer clouds"...

such a fantastic juxtaposition with the word "trudging." There is always, always hope.

Lisa Gordon said...

A really beautiful image Margaret, and as always, your words are wonderful.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I know I would keep my weary shoulders and bare feet moving forward in hopes of reaching that mirage!

Susan said...

Many, many --> shapeshifting
ever trudging.
Gosh. Got to have a dream.

Kutamun said...

Wow that road to infinity, stairway to heaven.... You did it so well, thanks Margaret ...

planetcyberluz.com said...

Yes, it's mostly a lonely and narrow road resolutely trodden that takes us where we should be going.
Tigerbrite

Brian Miller said...

nice...makes for a lovely bit of imagery...so at least the view is nice as we ever trudge on...

Little Nell said...

A mirage! What a wonderful idea. The artist in you has picked upon the palette of colours too. Well done.

Claudia said...

i think it's a tough life.. yet your middle stanza makes it magical as well

Ginny Brannan said...

This is just lovely, Margaret. Sometimes it's those turquoise and teal "mirages" that carry us through the harsher realities we of life. And keep us moving forward.

Tess Kincaid said...

Love the colors you include here...nice...

Ginnie said...

What an incredible photo from Musin Yohan...a new photographer for me.