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Monday, March 21, 2011

Yet She Wields... and a Special Thank You

It never ceases to amaze me at how "fitting" the week's photo prompt is when I pop over to Magpie Tales hosted by Willow.  Her photography, always rich and deep, endless meanings available...


photo prompt #58 for Magpie Tales

Yet She Wields...

Days of ill ease, souls shielded by the past,
Lessons taught, swords cultivated the fields,
Cote-armours well-placed to protect and last,
All this unseen by the world, yet she wields...

Side by side, sharing efforts in this life,
Guiding those wandering souls to the shore,
Days of gentle hearts for to see through strife,
Yet she wields the armour well-placed before.

Coated souls, leading others o'er hills vast,
Trodden days, lessons exerted, hopes yield,
Journeys taken by sails raised upon mast,
Cote-armours well-placed before, now are peeled.

Earnest endeavors, transformed from the rife,
Innocent souls yearning to learn, want more,
Hands held long, gentle hearts helping through life,
Lending the way, opportunities door.

Days of ill ease, souls shielded by the past,
Lessons taught, swords cultivated the fields,
Cote-armours well-placed to protect and last,
All this unseen by the world, yet she wields...

Petrina Lesko
March 2011

I am, of course, linking this post over at Magpie Tales for this prompt #58 (a truly inspirational photo).  To see others' takes on this prompt, click here.
 
A special thank you to those who nominated me...
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to Jingle, Cloaked Monk, Verse in a Nutshell, Lolamouse and louisedouglas for their nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I am truly honored that you all would nominate me for this award, however, I feel at this time that my Blog needs to remain an Award Free location.    Again, thank you for the nominations.

27 comments:

anthonynorth said...

The scope of this is vast. Excellent.

Tumblewords: said...

A deep and textured tale - very nice!

Lolamouse said...

Wow! This is an amazing piece of poetry. I found myself saying "Yes!" as I was reading it. Truly inspiring.

Kathe W. said...

stellar prose. and thanks for your very nice comments.

Marilyn said...

This is wonderful.

indiwriter said...

Took me on a journey through time and space!

ds said...

I like the rhythm and repetition of this--it is like a march through history. "yet she wields..."
Great magpie!

Brigid said...

The phrase 'yes she wields' is a powerful one, great take on the prompt.

Isabel Doyle said...

well wielded pen against the sword

Tess Kincaid said...

Your lovely rhyming pattern gives such an ancientness to this piece.

izzy said...

I really like the reach I feel in this piece!
it flows well- (have you ever seen any 'Turner'
sea 'scapes ?) that mixed with a bit of dutch
street scenes, gives the timeless yet hopeful
flavor. Thanks.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Powerful woman, powerful poem!

~laurie

Old Ollie said...

Yes - keep that soul shielded. Great line.

Deanna said...

Beautiful poem! I love your take on the prompt. :)

Myrna R. said...

How magnificently you responded to the prompt. Beautiful.

lightverse said...

Wow! I think you just defined 'epic'. What images you conjure with this lyrical poem!

Olivia said...

A very fine write! Loved it :)
It sounds like an Opera Epic number.. very well done!

hugs xxx

Paul C said...

A wonderful resolve and courage depicted here.

Lena said...

The words just captivated me.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

wonderful meter to your poetry, almost thruming like a battle drum. Pictures are such a great launching point for writing. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carrie Burtt said...

...yet she weilds...this is beautiful! :-)

Brian Miller said...

and through all that, yet she wields...a fitting en to quite the journey you took us one...

Donna B said...

We are traveling the same path of thought...I love your magpie...

Elaine said...

What a lovely piece. Is this a certain style of poetry, or your own design? Whatever...it was a delight to read.

Emily Young said...

there's a lot of depth here... sometimes it is the unseen that holds the most power.....

chrisd said...

*sigh* Gorgeous!

Margaret said...

a fine journey, indeed. And life kicks in quite often.. I missed my first Magpie (this one) since I started in October, I believe it was... If we don't take time out when life kicks into overdrive, we are forcing our writing. Which is never a good thing.