Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"The Allegory"


The Allegory

I imagine the Messiah will come
draped in luminous light,
will cast pernicious shadows aside
with ferocious winds.
I believe redemption will one day come,
will face this epochal moment with southern reserve.

As day's warmth covets my soul,
I lift chin, heavenward,
ocean breeze my afternoon salvation,
celestial cloud of creamy magnolia white
swathed above me.  Surely the breath of eternal spring.

by Margaret Bednar, May 27, 2014

Linked with "dVerse Poetics - In Haphazard Fashion"  a word list of which I used 7 of 12.   My attempt to create some sort of cohesion amongst randomly selected words.   The host, Anthony Desmond, loves abstract poetry and this was his little "shove" to do that… sorry - 'tis not my thing :)  Hope you don't mind my more pulled together "painting".  :) 

22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

that eternal spring will someday come...if it is on ocean breath of afternoon salvation, all the better....smiles. nicely done to the words margaret...

are you all in summer yet? last day of school was last friday here. woot.

Grace said...

I love the hopeful message of redemption and that ending line: Surely the breath of eternal spring ~

And that flower is so pretty ~

Mary said...

Ah yes, I do believe (as you said) we were writing on the same cloud! Someday we will experience that 'eternal spring.'

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

You'd never guess this wasn't your thing . . . such an inspired and cohesive write.

Hannah said...

Ooo...I love the idea of an eternal spring and how lovely to be scented of magnolia clouds. Gorgeous work in both words and image, Margaret! :)

Charleen said...

I have to agree with Kathryn. Your words are so well put.

Anthony Desmond said...

creamy magnolia white swathed above me
like a celestial cloud... love that... and of course I don't mind if abstract isn't your thing... That's just the route I usually take... I try to make sure I give writer's full creative freedom and let them be the poet they want to be :) Thank you and your use of the words were awesome!

liv2write2day said...

Margaret , this is just perfect. Flawless use of words to express such hope.

Margaret said...

… changed it up a bit… took the "like" out of the line Anthony Desmond complimented and switched it around a bit. I THINK it reads better… ?

Björn Rudberg said...

The. Way a Messiah will come in Magnolia white.. Yes it reads very good.. (When I can I always read the poems aloud)

Glenn Buttkus said...

There is a growth that descends upon us as we Accept the challenges of each new dVerse prompt; this poem is leagues beyond your own Assessment, and excellent use of the Words, and a nice spontaneous feel to it, thrust, flow; thanks.

Jenny said...

Your poetry creates the vision to beautiful to paint. xo Jenny

Gabriella said...

I like your vision of redemption, Margaret, especially the way you include nature in your thoughts.

pandamoniumcat said...

A lovely poem as someone else has said flawless.

Arathi Harihar said...

Like everyone said I also liked the eternal spring..very nice Margaret

ayala said...

I love this....inspired and hopeful. Wonderful!

Truedessa said...

I enjoyed the vision you have painted in my head with your words. Eternal spring a time of rebirth.

razzamadazzle said...

Love this! It really is a beautiful cohesive picture you've painted with words.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

So hopeful.....felt so good reading this...thanks Margaret!

jo-hanna said...

Both words and image are rich, creamy and delicious.

Cressida de Nova said...

A seamless use of the words capturing beautiful thoughts.

Abhra Pal said...

Such heart warming words - very well done. A true allegory.