Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"The Artist"


The Artist

I turn my back, throw a coin
over my shoulder, "splash"
ensure I'll be back

to this city arching over me,
thrilling me like gelato
on the tongue,

but no peanut butter.

The people are golden
like sun-kissed stucco, features stamped
with strength of the ages.

I just want to sit
timeless as La Fontana Di Trevi,
sketchbook open,

capture the enchantment, gather the love.

by Margaret Bednar, May 28, 2014

My daughter is studying abroad for two weeks.  She just left Rome and is in Florence, Italy today.  I included her musings journaled above, obviously her drawings, and the fountain "La Fontana Di Trevi" which she highlighted on another page of her sketchbook.  (people surround the beautiful La Fontana Di Trevi "HERE" and toss coins one their shoulders - ensures they will come back someday:)

I will be hosting a poetry challenge over at Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Artistic Interpretations with Margaret"  starting Friday, May 30th, at 12:00 am (midnight) and ends Saturday, May 31, at noon.    Please hop on over and join the fun.    The challenge will be based on what I call "Sketchbook Poetry".  

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what an awesome experience for her! she is a talent, too.

Brian Miller said...

wow. she is an amazing artist margaret...what can i say, i want to sit there too...with my poetry notebook open...smiles.

Poet Laundry said...

mmm...gelato...this is lovely. And wow! your daughter is so, so talented!