Monday, January 27, 2014

"Pink Ribboned Sky"


Pink Ribboned Sky,

Fluttering upon shoreline, your silvered reflection
shows true beauty.  Unaware of admirers,
you embrace all, choose no favorites.
Leave us poised silent, eyes tear away
only after you dip, sway, bat a silky last wink.

Collectively sigh as gray overtakes pier;
sand and seagrass blend into black.  Our hearts
pledge "We'll be back".  Each season, we are.

Faithfully,
the Vacationers

by Margaret Bednar, January 27, 2014

This is for my prompt for the past weekend over at "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Play it Again, Toads".   Also linked with IGWRT's Open Link Monday as I just got back from the North Carolina Outer Banks (where this image was taken!)

This is a prompt offered by Kerry O'Connor from December, 2014 HERE where we were challenged to write a poem in letter format.

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just made me sigh...

kaykuala said...

So appropriately related to the beauty of the pic ( sunrise or sunset?) Obviously you had enjoyed the vacation. Wonderful write Marge!

Hank

Lisa Gordon said...

So peaceful, and what a wonderful place to look forward to returning to.

Have a fantastic week, Margaret!

Peggy said...

Lovely description and photo. We too have had very beautiful sunsets this winter--they say it's due to cleaner air than in other seasons. Who knows.

Kathryn said...

I found myself breathing deeper as I read this. Beautiful.

Jim said...

So enamored and entranced with the sun setting there. More times than not it is beautiful. But most times we cannot or will not take time to appreciate it.

Margaret, you are giving us through the beauty of your poetry an inviting reminder of the beauty of our earth.
..

Hannah said...

Dreamy...I love that "silky last wink..." thank you for the challenge, Margaret.

Vandana Sharma said...

peaceful..

Susie Clevenger said...

A beautiful photo and words to grace it...goodbyes are hard even when it is a destination

Björn said...

A vacation season ends, and with a sky like that we can keep I with us.

edenhills said...

Beautiful. both the poem and the picture.

Kim Nelson said...

I feel the same way about the ocean. Need that infusion of sea water! Most frequently, I visit the North Pacific; but this year I will explore the the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

grapeling said...

lovely image, Margaret, and suited to your pen ~

Mr. Charleston said...

Like. Great photo.

Brian Miller said...

i like the direct address of the beach, made me smile...oh i long to get back there myself...

Ginnie said...

Your photography takes my breath away over and over again, Margaret. I'm not "into" poetry like you and sister Ruth are, but I'm learning to really enjoy yours more and more. :)

Porcelain Lotus said...

That photo is stunning. What an amazing sunset. The poem is a beautiful compliment to the photo. The line "...your silvered reflection/ shows true beauty..." creates an incredible mental picture.