Saturday, January 12, 2019



Hallowed's not easily found

find it sometimes at sunset,
golden halo sinking,

before stations of the cross,
carved emotions supplicating,

listening to hollowed bass, bowed
and vibrato'd with skilled fingers.

The purest form of beauty,
 love and desire, 

and I bask in its temporary shroud.

by Margaret Bednar, January 12, 2019

linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Just One Word - Hollow". 


Magaly Guerrero said...

Basking might be the best way (I've ever read) to describe the glorious feeling that is getting caressed by those long musical ribbons.

WildChild47 said...

string instruments, especially the way the bodies hold and shape the music, is a superb and sublime way of considering the idea of "hollow" --- fresh and innovative, and definitely worth a reprieve - to sit and enjoy some music - and let it transport and lift, fill the spaces within ourselves - pure magic.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hollowed bass plied with skilled fingers renders beauty indeed. Loved this.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Love the play on words from hallowed to halo to hollow.

Kim Russell said...

I enjoyed the wordplay, Margaret, and the way it was string like a musical string through your poem. I also like the ‘oh’ sound that is sustained like a note from the hollowed.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such magnificient wordplay in this, Margaret!💖 I love how you went from hallowed to halo to hollow.😍😍

Old Egg said...

I like to imagine some early man or woman by chance making sounds on logs, stones or reeds and realising that they too could create music like the birds or the chorusing wolves and even sing themselves, just to start the ball rolling.

Helen said...

Before I read your poem I turned up the volume full blast and simply listened ... listened. Oh the emotions that welled up in me, heart full, tears in my eyes. You did this justice, supremely I will add.

Jim said...

A good listener makes makes good music even better. Mrs. Jim plays the piano and viola. She doesn't brag but she does well. Arthritis bothers that some now.

Other Mary said...

Oh, this is so lovely, Margaret. The words and music both.

Anmol (HA) said...

Love the word play and sounds of hallowed, halo, and hollow. That "temporary shroud" evokes such emotions.

Marian said...

Hallowed/hollowed... perfect!