Friday, November 22, 2013

"A New Eden"

Panjin, China - Red Beach 


A New Eden

Beneath sky blue,
I blend maroon, burgundy,
crimson, scarlet
into one glorious red -
dip my brush, generously

slash over intolerance,
greed, revenge -

refresh white wings
of Apollo's cranes
as they herald in
one thousand years
of heavenly love,
soar with joy, light, and grace;

consciously omit
all of mankind -

leave the rest up to God.

by Margaret Bednar, November 22, 2013


This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders" - Red Beach of Panjin, China.

This is also for Friday Flash 55.

The crane is a highly symbolic bird HERE .  As beautiful a place as this is, I found it a very difficult poem to create.  

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

'consciously omit all of mankind'. sometimes i wonder if the world wouldn't be better...

G-Man said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all we had to do is to take a brush and smear over the bullshit of the world!!!
Great concept.
Loved your Late 55
Margaret, you are such a shining star in this bleak world. I always count YOU as one of my many blessings. Thanks for playing and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Mary said...

Oh, if only we could rid the world of greed, intolerance, and revenge by using a brush...and replace it with love, joy, and light! A beautiful dream indeed.

Hannah said...

You painted a pure new Eden indeed, Margaret. *sigh*

I enjoyed the delving into the different names for red.

Thank you for joining today!

Grace said...

A beautiful Eden it would be, if only ~ A different perspective here Margaret ~ Enjoyed it ~

georgeplaceblog said...

A nice thought. Wish it could be. Like this a lot.

grapeling said...

nice use of hue. minor point - I think it's spelled 'burgundy' ~

Robert Bourne said...

great poem.. pass the brush I want to paint... :)

Sumana Roy said...

a new Eden it is .......beautifully created by a true artist

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well, I think you knocked this poem right out of the ballpark.......it is amazing, especially with its "refresh white wings with Apollo's cranes" and the "thousand years of...love...and light." I LOVE "leave the rest up to God.

Susie Clevenger said...

So beautiful..if only we could take a paintbrush to life to remove man's evils

Raining Iguanas said...

Your difficulty in writing this was worth the effort. Powerful and perfectly matched were the words and the image.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your metaphor is strongly affecting, Margaret. I really do like the idea of a new Eden.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well worth your struggle, I would say, Margaret, to end up with a poem like this. You saw something we didn't see, and perhaps you weren't even sure you saw it, but still you let it lead you...!
K

kaykuala said...

Soaring with delight! It's God's way of extending peace and freedom by way of other creatures to tell us something. Great thoughts Marge!

Hank

Fireblossom said...

The cranes and God made this such a memorable piece, Margaret.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

We should've learned a long time ago that He knows His work~d you believe? This is delicious ~ Debbie xx