Wednesday, September 11, 2013

IGWRT's - Words Count with Mama Zen - 8 "Reliance"


Reliance

I
doubt
my beauty.

You
prove
me wrong.

by Margaret Bednar, September 11, 2013

For The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Words Count with Mama Zen - Eight.  She gave us our marching orders, write a poem in eight words, or something to do with eight ... she even went easy on us (something which must have pained her) and gave us the option for eighty words.

My daughter sketched numerous nudes last year at college (she boarded as a high school student in the visual arts program) and is now a Freshman in college there majoring in Scene Design and still taking art classes.   I love them all, even though they are not the "traditional" beauty with a perfect body... perhaps that's why I like them so much.  

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i like that a lot! and the drawing is wonderful!!!

Fireblossom said...

I love this. It had no need to be longer. It's ideal as is.

I laughed at "something which must have pained her" !

Helen said...

Forget a perfect 10 ~~ this is a perfect 8!!

Lolamouse said...

So much said in so few words! I love your daughter's drawing. It's all the more beautiful because it's real!

Susan said...

Yes. A great eight.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OMG. Eight perfect words. Wonderful! And your daughter's drawing is ASTOUNDING!!!!!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful response to the prompt, Margaret. Chelsea's a super artist and you did wonderfully with eight words.
K

hedgewitch said...

Sometimes the shortest phrases say the most. The drawing is full of personality and grace, and the poem goes with it perfectly.

Hannah said...

Poignant, Margaret.

grapeling said...

excellent, Margaret. Point, counterpoint, all done with elegance

Kerry O'Connor said...

That is really beautiful.

Mama Zen said...

I love this, Margaret!

Susie Clevenger said...

The beauty of brevity...love it! Fantastic drawing!!

Mary said...

Really love your poem, Margaret.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Loved both poem and artwork, Margaret. Interesting how so many women doubt their beauty until it's confirmed by someone else, but that's the way of so many women.

This struck a chord. Thanks again for commenting at my blog, Amy

De said...

LOVE! This so reminds me of my husband's thoughts. Thank you!

Kathryn said...

Love your daughters sketch and your words. Us woman are so hard on ourselves.

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Perfect words, beautiful sketch.