Monday, January 16, 2017

The Writer



The Writer

Her voice is soft like a songbird's first "good morning",
vibrato's as words pour into her leather bound fortress,
becomes a warrior, a missionary - maybe a bit of both;

a vortex of youth, passion, possibilities -
becomes a full bodied soprano reaching for high C
no longer penning curly cues and girlish giggles
but brandishing flourishes as bold and strong
as ambition dares reach...

and she dares.

by Margaret Bednar, January 16, 2017



Linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Poetry, Writing, & Metaphor - Dreaming w/ Stacie"   Metaphors are not to use the word like - I believe if one uses "like" then it is a similes.  They both compare ...

12 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the way you expressed the growing confidence of the writer.

Raining Iguanas said...

This would make anyone grab a pad and pen. Wonderful sentiment.

Jennifer Wagner said...

This is wonderful. The poem is excellent and those photos are so dang cool.

kaykuala said...

but brandishing flourishes as bold and strong
as ambition dares reach...and she dares.

That is how it should be, to take the bull by the horns and with no hold barred. How nice it is she dares take up the challenge! Wonderful thought Marge!


Hank

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gorgeousness!!💜

Rommy said...

This makes me want to stand up and cheer. I love the bold feelings engendered by this piece.

paulscribbles said...

Lovely cameo of the writer's journey and great images to support it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"And she dares." YAY! Gorgeous poem and Photos!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the gradual progression, the daring...

Stacie Eirich said...

Oh Margaret, this feels like a piece of me spilled onto the page. Makes me want to begin singing, writing - and daring - at this very moment. Full of hope and yes, ambition, to reach out into the darkness and grasp the light. Love the image of the singer as warrior, the girl as a woman brandishing her pen & lassoing her dreams. Thanks so much for participating in the prompt & sharing. You've filled my heart with joy!

brudberg said...

I really love how you describe the writer with so many metaphors... also love the many alliterations you have included...

Jim said...

I like your writer, Margaret, one who uses all the resources she can fetch. Thank you for the reminder of the difference between a metaphor and a simile. Most times I use whichever seems to be correct without thinking of it. I prefer to be using metaphors.
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