Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Days of Grace"



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Days of Grace

I wish these days of grace to linger -
linger in my soul content, yet ablaze.

Ablaze with dying in order to nourish -
nourish to live again.  Each Autumn I walk,
walk these wooded trails, pause -
pause to photograph and gaze in wonder.

Wondering all the while if I will bow -
bow as graciously as nature when it's my time.
Time, a gift we seem to squander -
squander away when we have it and long,

long for it when it silently winds down - tick,
tick, tick.  Perhaps we over-think, when we should -
should just breath in and out, think how to,
to give of ourselves, daily.  Die to self,

selflessly give each day in order to live -
live one day outside of time, ablaze with grace.

by Margaret Bednar, October 13, 2013



This is written for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Sunday Challenge - Loop Poetry".  The last word of the line must wrap around and begin the next.  I did not take up the challenge of a rhyme scheme.  

I am also linking this up with "I Heart Macro week 22


32 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Lovely, Margaret. Really lovely.

Laura said...

" Perhaps we over-think, when we should -
should just breath in and out, think how to,
to give of ourselves, daily. Die to self,

selflessly give each day in order to live -
live one day outside of time, ablaze with grace." Oh Margaret... what words could I offer, besides a long sighing "oooohhhh"

Perhaps we over-think, when we should -
should just breath in and out, think how to,
to give of ourselves, daily. Die to self,

selflessly give each day in order to live -
live one day outside of time, ablaze with grace.

M. J. Joachim said...

Very nice!

Hannah said...

You did something really magical with this form, Margaret! Truly. :)

Grace said...

Goodness what a beautiful looping verses ~ I hope to bow graciously too when its my time to go ~ Live each day to the fullest gracious way ~ Thanks for linking up with Sunday's Challenge ~ Happy week ahead ~

Also, stunning pictures ~

Brian Miller said...

def agree with the sentiments toward the end there...learning every day how to give ourselves away selflessly....

Ginny Brannan said...

Such an interesting format, really like it. You did a wonderful job with the composition, and what a pleasure to hear you read! Absolutely lovely!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Beautiful poetry and reading! I've spent many wasted moments over thinking!

Marian said...

wow, Margaret, you really have mastered this challenging form. this is so beautiful. i'm really impressed! xo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"live one day outside of time, ablaze with grace" - what a spectacular line, and wish. Beautiful looping poem, Margaret.

Vandana Sharma said...

Lovely :)

kelvin s.m. said...

"Wondering all the while if I will bow - / bow as graciously as nature when it's my time."--- very beautiful & you even sounded like an old classic poet which i always like... lovely & smooth reading voice too... much enjoyed... smiles...

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful! Beautiful photos of the seeds.

Ella said...

Beautiful poem with so many wonderful loops carrying us back to ponder and wonder!
Wow Margaret
Margaret wow ;D

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, that we could accept our fate as do the seeds upon the wind.
This poem contains much thought, Margaret, and invites others to think as well.
K

Mary said...

Beautiful, Margaret. I do think that autumn DOES make us reflect on the stages of life....and your poem stresses once more the importance of living EACH day and giving of ourselves along the way.

Kathryn said...

To live with grace, something to aspire to.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is beautiful poetry, Margaret, and fine sentiments expressed.

Friko said...

How very lovely to hear you read your own poem. It added to the beauty of it.

Thank you.

Lisa Gordon said...

I LOVE this (hearing you read your poem)!!!
And these photographs are so beautiful too.
Wishing you a fantastic week, Margaret.

grapeling said...

beautiful, Margaret ~ M

Helen said...

Margaret, hearing your voice .. made the poem come alive! You have a gift, thanks so much for sharing it with us.


(... I seem to have lost the creative part of me, I know it can't be forced, I must be patient ... it will return.)

Loredana Donovan said...

Uplifting and gorgeous!

To live outside of time ... now that is a wonderful thought!

tradgardssurr said...

Art really happens...Such beautiful piece of art youve found and the way you´´ve presented it is lovely!

Katrin Klink said...

Beautiful, as well your poem as your picture!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful post, Margaret.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

I'm en-traced by your voice ! Gracefulness is elusive yet, you've had a strong handle on it in this loop- poetry... there's much more behind these lines... a feeling of Searching the Infinite ~ A privilege to read! Faithfully Debbie

manicddaily said...

The loop reads like someone finding her way. Lovely, Margaret. K.

Björn said...

Love how you used the loops here. A wonderful verse.. made me want to sing.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

A beautiful philosophy.
Anna :o]

Alice Audrey said...

Now and then I fall out of time and into grace. It's nice there, but I never get anything done.

Ginnie said...

Yes, Margaret...right now we're at the cabin with my kids in the North GA mountains. Yesterday I was out taking such images as you have here. I LOVE what you do...always inspiring.