Thursday, January 2, 2014

"Believe"

This is not "Wolf Moon" but I will be out on January 16, 2014 hoping to capture it.

Believe

Wolf Moon witnesses a hunger,
casts a silver spell,
promises time is comprised
of many sunrises, sunsets -

encourages me to howl and listen
as the echoes gather strength, swirl -
questions whether I'll finally dig deep,
stake a claim, believe in myself.

by Margaret Bednar, January 2, 2014

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Kerry's Challenge - Resolutions".  My resolution is to  embrace and nurture creativity more thoroughly - to explore the gifts my kids say I have.  To take art classes, to not be shy about calling myself a poet - something that actually makes me blush and cover my kids mouths when they say I am in public.   My husband mentioned in the family 2013 Christmas letter that I enjoyed writing poetry… and I made him cross it out (didn't want people to laugh at me).

I hereby resolve to believe in myself more, to embrace my gifts… (that was hard to even write!)   Why is it SO easy for me to tell my kids this, but not heed my own words?

Happy New Year everyone.

20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

true...it never is too late...until it is...we can only waste so much time you know...smiles

happy new year to you margaret

Helen said...

Oh Margaret, I echo your sentiment! After reading the 'resolutions' poetry posts, I had feelings of inadequacy I can't even put into words. BUT ... we must forge on, yes?

Lisa Gordon said...

But, my friend, you ARE a poet, and a most wonderful one at that!!

grapeling said...

funny how that public acclaim thing works :) ~

Stormcat Poetry said...

Go ahead and claim it. Even if you aren't . . . You pretend long enough you will be.

Kathryn said...

. . . and believe in yourself you should. You have an amazing way with words and are an inspiration to many. Embrace your inner poet then put it out there for all to see.

Robert Bourne said...

it is never to late...

love the way you penned this with the matching picture...

Hannah said...

I love the sound play in your promises stanza and the message herein is valuable. Beautiful images, Margaret.

Grace said...

Believe and embrace it and it will come true ~ Wishing you all the best for 2014 ~

Outlawyer said...

Yes, I know just what you mean. So difficult! Very well put, Margaret. K. (manicddaily)

Alice Audrey said...

I don't cover my kid's mouths, but I keep my writing to myself in my walking life because I get tired of having the same conversations over and over.

Ginnie said...

Oh, dear me. I do know what you mean, Margaret. This will be the year we all help you believe in yourself!!! Happy New Year!

Astrid says she hopes the Jan. 16th full moon will bring a change in our wind patterns...from the East/Russia...so that we finally get winter temps and maybe even snow. So go howl at the moon for us! :)

Susan said...

Me, too, working on the belief. Going public here was a big help. Great moon, that wolf one!

Kim Nelson said...

You wrote the mantra...

I'll finally dig deep,
stake a claim, believe in myself.

Now you must embrace it!

Mama Zen said...

I totally get this, Margaret. I have a really hard time telling anyone (or even believing) that I am poet. I really like this.

Claudia said...

ah def. don't be shy and i love that you gonna take art classes... i don't find it easy as well to tell others that i'm writing poetry, so i think i have to check out that wolf moon as well...smiles

Janet Martin said...

I totally empathize with this post. Here's to courage in 2014 from one shy...poet to another!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I hope your resolutions come true for you this year because you are so talented! It is true though, so much easier to tell our kids this than to accept it ourselves!
Happy new year!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

Oh, no, never question your gift, that would be questioning your existence dear! Welcome such blessings with gratitude ~t true praise to God!xo Faithfully Deb

Kerry O'Connor said...

I think we all need to learn to listen and to howl!

Fine words, Margaret. You point to the most important factor of all: the need to believe in self.

All the best for 2014.