Sunday, February 9, 2014

"February is"



February is

shades of grey and tan,
dull sage green
with etchings of black;

like a bashful beauty
wrapped within woolen coat;

or a cardinal flashing through
forest's canopy.

I take my cue,
plump pillows of grey & tan,
swipe soft-green upon lids,
slip on little black, paint lips red -

drop my robe, remind him
spring's almost here.

by Margaret Bednar, February 9, 2014

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Imagined by Heaven" - featuring artist Lisa Graham, HERE.   Also look her up on Facebook.

Also linked with "dVerse Poets Pub - sketchbook in-the-moment poetry" - Claudia has us looking out our window and writing what we see.

This will also be for next week's Friday Flash 55 over at Mr. Know It All's blog HERE - perfect for Valentine's Day, I think! 

31 comments:

Mary said...

It is so nice to realize spring IS almost here...at last. I enjoyed the image of the cardinal!

Brian Miller said...

there are already whispers...spring is coming...ha...mmm...bet he loved that reminder....smiles.

Fireblossom said...

That would be a welcome reminder in more ways than one. I love how this poem builds to something of a surprise ending. :-)

bwfiction said...

spring is coming... and what makes us young at heart more than the desire of the woman we love ?

Björn said...

You tease me so... spring is yet many months away here up in the far norht

Claudia said...

that painting is beautiful and love what it inspired...and oh what a beautiful reminder for him...

Poet Laundry said...

ooh la la! February is all those things...and I love the way you sketched it.

Other Mary said...

Ah, lovely!

Loredana Donovan said...

Margaret! That ending took me by surprise ... a sensuous double entendre. Delightful poem/sketch! :)

Mama Zen said...

Those closing lines are brilliant, Margaret! Wow!

Grace said...

Well that ending caught me by surprise ~ Remind him indeed that spring is almost here ~

Thanks for linking up with Sunday's Challenge in Real Toads ~ Happy Sunday ~

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Leaves me with a lovely, joyful feel.

ayala said...

Lovely!

Jim said...

I love it, Margaret ~~ from the "bashful beauty" to the "dropping" part. The last, a surprise here, revived old memories here. I won't say more.

We did use the same picture, I was intrigued, I guess by her standing so tall and looking so innocent.
..

Susie Clevenger said...

I am sure the heat of the reminder would warm his heart ..

Robyn Greenhouse said...

You caught me surprise by the ending! Bashful no more!

Kim Nelson said...

Sexy and bewitching in its straight-forward tone and text. Nicely.

Kathryn said...

Beautiful write and I love the ending.

Marian said...

Margaret, this is deeee-licious! (i'm resisting intoning "photos or it didn't happen," heh)

Friko said...

Lovely.
I bet he was pleased.

Laura said...

I love the way you take a cue from the flashing cardinal and drop your robe… or perhaps I read that wrong… delightful poem.

Raining Iguanas said...

Wonderful poem. I really liked the color of the artwork from the artist Lisa Graham you used. Thanks for the link. I enjoyed reading how she began her drawing and painting career.

Lydia said...

It certainly is perfect for Valentine's Day. What a sensuous and tactile poem this is. I will remember the essence of this one for a long time.

(Thank you for the tip on the movie "Stardust." I have not seen it, looked at imdb for info and have decided it is a must-see. :)

Mr. Charleston said...

I would say that this is a good routine for all seasons.

G-Man said...

Margaret...
Boy you can sure get lost in a moment. And you can take us with you like you always do.
Loved your Multi Prompt 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for your great support, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

grapeling said...

whoosh! naughty! :) ~

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful with a hint of passion.

izzy said...

Green, black and red- huh ? love the cardinal and the lipstick! Thanks-

Gabriella said...

To me February feels like a hinge between winter and spring. Great poetic complement of the painting!

MRMacrum said...

Too many people depend on a groundhog to tell them when to expect Spring.

I like your way better.

You said so much with so little. Well done.

razzamadazzle said...

February is horrible. I am so ready for spring.