Monday, January 26, 2015

"Red Sky"

"The Lovers' Boat" Albert Pinkham Ryder 1881

Beneath a fading red sky you taught me to blush,
made poetry come alive.

I returned the favor.  Sent you home
with my sighs in your pocket.

by Margaret Bednar.


This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Play it Again #13"  The archived challenge I chose was Mama Zen's Words Count - Twitter poetry - 140 characters or less.

My poem is exactly 140 (with no title).  The image is one I took at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.  I do not remember if "The Lovers' Boat" is really this red - I may have had my flash on which is unusual of me - but either way, I used it as inspiration for my poem.


15 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

"sighs in your pocket" love that!

Björn Rudberg said...

Sighs in my pocket.. that works so well.

TexWisGirl said...

that's beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

This is a new favorite of mine, Margaret. Flawless.

Karen S. said...

Very lovely! We had a morning red sky in the east on Saturday which they say Sailors beware, and usually can bring us bad weather too, but hooray it missed us!

Grace said...

Sighs in your pocket, perfect Margaret ~ Thanks for the lovely challenge ~

georgeplaceblog said...

I love it all!

Derek said...

I love your poem. It communicates in a few brief words feelings that we cannot describe in a lifetime.

Have a nice day.

Jim said...

Please don't send me home,
I love your blush, it comes from your toes up

You learned, never ever could happen
down on the farm

Please may I stay

(140 words, characters, and spaces)
(I love it. I used to blush, maybe I still do.)

Jim said...

Oh yes, we are home now, Monday. The cruise was nice. Then we stayed Sunday until Monday morning at our kids and grand-daughter, KP.
..

blueoran said...

So wonderfully captures the brush of love's first flush.

Gail said...

Sighs in your pockets...oh, the innocence.

Hannah said...

Love this!! Playful and erotic! :)

Other Mary said...

You made the most of your 140 - this is wonderful!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Nice. This is the picture I would've picked if I'd gotten around to writing something for the prompt.