Thursday, April 19, 2018

"The Omen"

The Omen

Seasons are but chapters, some penned wistfully,
others vibrantly alive with desire.

Today I marvel at the lifting fog
slowly illuminating earnest stemmed crocus
and snowdrops sprouting fragile yet resilient
from frost-kissed earth;

an omen to gather strength for the future,
leave harsh edge of my tongue
behind, allow my script to be scrolled
with a gentle slant, willing to bend but not break.

by Margaret Bednar, April 19, 2018

This is linked with "The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Get Listed with Sanaa Rizvi" - I used the words omen, wistful, crocus, edge.

Also linked with NaPoWriMo 2018 (30 poems in 30 days)


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very lovely aspirations, Margaret.

gillena cox said...

Wow the weather is a marvel in its own right


Anonymous said...

slowly illuminating earnest stemmed crocus -

crocus really do seem earnest stemmed - how wonderfully captured and noted - rather refreshing in a harsher climate (or all aspects and meanings on a grander scale)

L C Folks said...

I feel This poem containis a special message for all of us to “leave hard edge of tongue behind” “willing to bend but not break” I love your decsription of the day, beautiful :-)

Vivian Zems said...

The first 2 lines are my fave....all in all - beautiful.

Jim said...

We can learn from enjoying Spring's emergence. I learned today the difference between crocus and bulbs and rhizomes. Where we recently moved from I had a bed of Ginger plants. Each year they came up, bloomed tender smallish blossoms and then grew giant leaves. I cut a few but never got them ready for table and cooking use.
Oh yes, I too marvel at the lifting fog. Also at the TV weather folk as they show on their maps the fog activity.

Ekta Khetan said...

such a beautiful poetry this us Margs. seasons are chapters...loved it

Kerry O'Connor said...
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Kerry O'Connor said...

I love your earnest crocuses, Margaret.

rallentanda said...

There is a lovely spirituality about this poem I like your resolve to be more gentle rather than sharp edged in your words. Although Margaret your poems are always gentle .

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

So beautifully expressed, the list words are incorporated seamlessly, as if always part of your original thought.