Friday, October 31, 2014

"The Performance"


The Performance

Passionately unrestrained
her nightingale voice transforms,
blindly simmers, burns fury

while coal-dark, tumultuous eyes
skewer those who dare
cause grievance,

unjustly question her command.

The audience gasps, "Who is that?"
and I note to ask my little songbird
this very question after the show.

by Margaret Bednar, October 31, 2014




Most talented and successful actors find a personal connection with the characters they play.  Just where did my 6th grade daughter pull this character from?  Perhaps I shouldn't ask :)

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Bits of Inspiration" and
"dVerse Meeting the Bar - The things we see" and
"Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Fireblossom Friday - Write Something Spooky".  

30 comments:

Gail said...

What a wonderful performance!

Helen said...

Margaret, I enjoyed every minute of the clip from what must have been a thrilling night for your talented daughter ~ and her family! Thank you for sharing, and for the poetry! (where indeed?)

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it Margaret. It is amazing the transformation someone makes when acting. My youngest daughter has a bachelor's and master's degree in theater. I am well versed in drama. :) Love her performance. Great voice!!Oh, and I love the photo of her. Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

cybernetictonguestastingbabel said...

Groovy piece. Love the opening stanza.

Brian Miller said...

ha. interesting how when they are on stage they can take such a different personality than what we know them by...

Claudia said...

what a treat... my goodness... she DOES have power...
smiles

Justin Lamb said...

That is some serious talent. And only a sixth grader? Amazing.

Kate Mia said...

Nice of you to share the impassioned plea.. and in creative spirit.. what we are is.. is always more..whether in song or dance.. or paint.. or words.. the soul it flows.. when one let's all go..

in creative spirit.. perhaps at 3.. or 10 or 30..etc.. seen.. when soul comes alive.. there is no age of creativity but now!..child or adult.. we co-create as one..!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Excellent - loved the poem and the video. I play The Mad Hatter yesterday at my church's Trunk or Treat.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Amazing to see the transformation of your everyday daughter into this powerful character. She is very talented! (Your entire family is so talented!) Thanks, Margaret. Loved this.

Susan said...

Without the video, I would have said POSSESSION! But with it, I ay bring a good student and teacher together and they create POWER! Bravo for her! I love the poem.

Grace said...

Wow, the whole group and your daughter are talented indeed ~ Thanks for the share Margaret ~ You must be so proud ~

Gabriella said...

I enjoyed the performance, both through your eyes and via the video.

Sumana Roy said...

simply awesome...thanks for the share :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Wonderful performance. Great photo. And your words frame it all so nicely.

sustainabilitea said...

Everyone's still sleeping her (except for me, of course), so I can't listen to the video. But I enjoyed your poem and paean to artistry that's pulled from some inner place to share with others.
Loved the photos, too.

janet

kaykuala said...

6th grade! Gosh, she has lots going for her. Given your valuable guidance she'll go places certainly. How lucky! Great lines Marge!

Hank

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

sounds like she deserves a standing ovation! :) lovely write.

Amrit Sinha said...

Loved the performance :-)

Carrie Van Horn said...

Talent obviously runs in the family....this is awesome Margaret!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

coal-dark, tumultuous eyes
skewer those who dare..

This is quite plain to see in the photo!

:-)

Marian said...

love how you ended this, Margaret, just how it is, with the wonder of the transformation... watching them grow. really wonderful. (beautiful photo, too!)

Ella said...

Bravo!
She did an amazing job! I love your
skewer line-yikes~

My daughter was the Queen in her Colorguard performance~

Now, think of all those Tim Burton movies you let her watch?! Right....

Love your poem and the play!!

Poet Laundry said...

Aww, I love your poem. And your daughter's performance is incredible! Your family oozes talent!

Fireblossom said...

When i saw my son playing the part of the old patriarch in "Look Homeward, Angel", it took my breath away. I'll never forget it. I sat in the front row, thinking, wow, wow, wow.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Wonderful! We often wonder where talented folks (writers, musicians, etc,.) get their ideas from. I think they're embedded in our brains, waiting to be set free.

grapeling said...

momentous and memorable, Margaret ~

Lolamouse said...

She's not one to cross! Wonderful performance! You must be one proud mama!

manicddaily said...

Margaret my comment got blocked! But what ii wrote was that it was so strange to see your young transformed! Your poem captures that as does your daughter's pic and clip! K.

elaine said...

Wow - what a performance - such confidence - a budding actor in the offing methinks.