Friday, September 12, 2014

"Sagittarius"


Sagittarius

Little girls worship purple,
adorn bedrooms
with lavender, violet, and grape,

but I'm a woman now,
arch over wandering days
with amethyst in my pocket,

tender as a petal, fierce as a storm.
Yes, soothe me with air,
but earth and water beware.

by Margaret Bednar, September 12, 2014

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads" Artistic Interpretations - Mineral Rainbow".

Also linked with "dVerse Open Link Night September".

Note:  Zodiac symbol for sagittarius is "the archer" as well as the "traveler" of the zodiac hence my second stanza.  The zodiac signs don't all get along, supposedly.  Sagittarius is fire - hence the last two lines.  

28 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ah! The vivacious Sag woman... fair warning to those of earth and water indeed.
I love the progression from girlhood to woman as described here.

Björn Rudberg said...

same color grows in just name.. Love that thought of growing without real change...

georgeplaceblog said...

Love the carrying of the purple in your pocket. I'm a moon child (cancer) so I'll beware.

Lisa Gordon said...

This is wonderful, Margaret, and I love the photograph.

Have a great weekend!

Mama Zen said...

I just love that last stanza!

Grace said...

The woman knows herself & is in touch with the elements ~ Good one Margaret ~

Vandana Sharma said...

all the beautiful hues

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love that parting line.

Lolamouse said...

Perfect!

manicddaily said...

Very charming, Margaret. K.

Claudia said...

the amethyst is so mystical and fascinating...i was never much into purple... always loved chocolate brown a lot - even as a kid...smiles..cool piece margaret

Glenn Buttkus said...

As a Gemini, I think we would have been star-crossed indeed. You packed so much into a brief splay of words; really enjoyed it; make me want someone to update my astrological chart.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful! Especially the last stanza!!

Mary said...

Purple is so rich really! Is it any wonder little girls and women love it as they do?

Ginny Brannan said...

Lovely! Amethyst is my birthstone, and purple one of my favorite colors!

scotthastiepoet said...

Lovely Margaret, you succinctly and vividly capture the essence of something here - I'll be back for more... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

Kathy Reed said...

This is lovely, reminds of of "from crayons to perfume" song ;_)

Brian Miller said...

purple is a regal color...regardless your age...we just know it in different forms as we grow older...and our reasons may be a bit different...

Myrna R. said...

Beautiful. I still love purple, all its hues. Like everyone else, I especially like the ending of this lovely poem.

Michael Grogan said...

So nicely done Margaret.

findingtimetowrite said...

Ah, well, as a purple-hater myself, I'm not quite in agreement there... but I do love the tone and feel of your very succinct poem. I like the contrast between the petal and the storm, but the two lines that really stand out for me (although I am not quite sure what they 'mean' - but I can feel them deep inside)
arch over wandering days
with amethyst in my pocket

kaykuala said...

How a wonderful lady should bring it all to a higher level of lavender. Logical outcome from a little girl's innocence of purple! Great write Marge!

Hank

grapeling said...

fairly warned :) ~

Kim Nelson said...

Oh, I AM a woman of purple! This is a delight for me to read! Happy to visit you today, Margaret!

Susan said...

A riddle, almost, until I read your notes. Thinking how little girls grow up, and identifying with that pocketed gem. I've buried a few in the ground to bury certain troubles back in my pagan days.

mrs mediocrity said...

Being a Sagittarius whose favorite color is purple, this made me smile. Love it!

Beachanny said...

I was born in the time of rubies, and yet I adorn my home (and often my fingers) with amethysts. They resonate and shimmer around me. Lovely poem.

ayala said...

Cool piece, Love it.