Friday, July 7, 2017

"Will It Be Enough?"



Will It Be Enough?

As the heat of day is flung
into evening's dusky sky,
I, beneath straw-brimmed hat
glance askance at you, reach for your hand,
point to soaring pelicans and sea birds
as they pass over palms, masts,
and the settling sun's eucharist-like offering -

sigh, turn into your shoulder with a slow smile
made of our joys, sorrows, sweat and tears,
our yesterdays, our bright tomorrows -
and know it will be enough
to sustain, nourish and replenish.

by Margaret Bednar, July 7, 2017

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Get Listed - Summer"  We were given 12 words and I used 8.

I just got back from a mini-get-away.  Can you tell?  :)




5 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This moment points to all that is sustaining in a lengthy relationship. Very beautifully described.

brudberg said...

yes that is the perfect point of summer... to sustain... love the writing.

Susie Clevenger said...

The tenderness of beautiful unity and love shines in this.

WildChild47 said...

and the settling sun's eucharist-like offering -

wow - what an incredible image - complimentary to the actual image in your post, but even without it, it would still paint such a powerful idea - this is such a tender poem - as others have said, it offers up faith and trust - and there is a gentleness to this I really appreciate. Lovely.

paulscribbles said...

Simply and beautifully says how it is.