Friday, September 13, 2013

IGWRT's Transforming Friday's w/ Hannah "Panacea"

(shared via photobucket - Blue Nemophilas)
Panacea (Hitachi Seaside Park)

Amidst a tsunami of baby blues,
I harmonize my thoughts
with distant waves

       as freighters
       sail past
       upon choppy seas

and transparent endless sky,
celebrate springtime's kiss
amongst delicate petals

       and people walk by
       plan ahead their
       days, weeks, years.

whose fragrance upon this hill
is generously shared,
offered freely.  Now.  Today.

Find myself wishing
this peace was mankind's
important destination.

by Margaret Bednar, September 13, 2013


This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Transforming Friday's with Hannah.  She shared several beautiful photos of Hitachi Seaside Park, located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan next to the Ajigaura Beach.  Yes, quite a mouthful!   If you click on the link there is a video showing this hillside resplendent with a sea of blue flowers...

Hanna specifically requested we try to write a poem showing "contrast" and "focus". 

16 comments:

Hannah said...

Ooo, yes...this is exquisite...the simple beauty and joy found in the now...the big smalls of life contrasted with the BIG to do that's made in the world at large.

I love the way this takes shape...the switching of focus and colors...very effective, Margaret!!

Well done...an enjoyable read.

Thank you so much for joining!

Kay L. Davies said...

I, too, wish peace were man's destination.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautifully written...I so wish man's focus could be on peace...

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Like the direction you took. And I echo, Susie.

kaykuala said...

Positively enticing, Marge! Having hopes of peace to be forthcoming! Nicely!

Hank

Loredana Donovan said...

I didn't do this prompt but your take is lovely. I like the contrast with the red verses interspersed. And tsunami of baby blues, great line :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your incorporation of the word tsunami is so good at conveying the image of the way all these blue flowers could overwhelm the senses. I also liked the use of haiku-like interjections.

Debi Swim said...

I love the juxtaposition of the calming and the harried. Very effective. Just a lovely, lovely poem.

Other Mary said...

Love this one Margaret!

Mama Zen said...

Beautifully done, Margaret. I love the way you structured this.

Kathryn said...

Your blog was a beautiful destination today.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the idea of a tsunami of blue and, even more, a destination of peace. Sigh. Beautiful, Margaret.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

A wash-over of a beautiful perfume that was called Blue Lapis.. I recalled the suave essence yet seductive & sedative pull from past delicacies ~ You've delivered a flowing poem !

hedgewitch said...

I don't think there could be a more important one, but so few seem to be even vaguely heading in that direction. the structure here really builds tension, and the finish delivers--especially liked '...transparent endless sky..'really a strong visual.

Friko said...

how right you are in your last line.

The philosophy of this poem touches me deeply.

Ginnie said...

I think you made a winner out of this, Margaret!