Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beneath the Gray


beneath the gray,
passion is not lost-
there is light
between the shadows,
a hidden treasure
inside this heart
yearning to burst forth
and break free-
a berry trapped in ice
longing to be tasted,
unrestrained
from painting
within the lines,
a white canvas
splashed with abandon
in myriad colors,
perfect in its imperfections,
this dream of mine
awakening
beneath the gray


I went for a nature walk this afternoon, and it was invigorating despite the cold. I enjoyed taking these winter photos, which (of course!) inspired a poem. I love how you interpret the meaning of my poems, which sometimes takes me by surprise in a delightful way!


My poem is posted in response to the prompt at dVerse, where we are asked to write "sketchbook poetry" -- poetry that captures a scene -- poetry that is immediate and in the moment. I love that idea, and I had so much fun preparing this post. Enjoy!
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55 comments:

  1. I like to think that underneath all of the gray there is life waiting to burst out as soon as it possibly can......not to mention all of the color one can find (even among the ice) if one really does look!!

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  2. Nicely penned Loredana. Good read. >KB

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  3. Can you get things to awaken beneath that grey a little faster please? lol

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  4. ah, right there waiting for the season to change and that life to break forth....just a bit longer...spring will come...hang on...smiles.

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  5. beautiful words and beautiful pictures...loved it Loredana. waiting for more!

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  6. I see we have the same idea, smiles ~ Love the myriad colors awakening beneath the gray ~ Lovely pictures as well ~

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  7. I feel that this poem could be about a woman's heart - perhaps hidden beneath the snow. Nice

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  8. Beautiful poem! It's funny how the inspiration comes in many different ways. Almost like winter has trapped life underneath it's weight. "Yearning to burst forth," perfect! Maybe your words will encourage Spring to hurry up. Chris

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  9. Amazing pictures combined with the magical imagery of your words makes this a very special poem...Love the berry trapped in ice analogy ;)

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  10. soon tis grey will wear of and colours will usher......

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  11. I love the berries and the ice. We've had a very gray week here too.

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  12. lovely poem. there is a definite tinge of disappointment in a berry trapped in ice. powerful imagery if you ask me. good job!

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  13. the berry in the ice - Yes! :) a promise waiting to come true

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  14. I like the idea that passion is not lost and that there is light between the shadows. I enjoyed this walk in your area, Loredana. Great photos too!

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  15. very cool...esp. loved that part with the berry trapped in ice for the moment but so wants to be tasted... there's just the heart of spring in this already...even summer a bit

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  16. When all is grey all you can do is dream.

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  17. i always look forward to your posts - guaranteed a pleasant visual and poetic experience.

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  18. The optimism is refreshing. What a beautiful poem :)

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  19. I love to find what is between! I think you would like, 'Hunger Mountain.'

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  20. unrestrained from painting within the lines . . . . seems like I needed to read those words today.

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  21. How beautiful, both your words and your photos...I especially loved:

    a berry trapped in ice
    longing to be tasted

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  22. I really like the perfect imperfection.. and the frozen berries.. some berries are really not edible before frost... the sweetness only comes afterwards.. (that's were my mind went)

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  23. Sketchbook Poetry. I love that idea!!!
    As always so beautifully done, Loredana.
    I truly hope that you are making a book of your wonderful work.

    Happy Sunday to you!

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  24. You definitely have painted a picture with your words........the photos are beautiful, too.

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  25. Beautiful wintry photo and well penned words ~ thanks, carol and artmusedog, xxx

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  26. Loredana,

    I see much hope under the gray words. It is a wonderful sight to see and include some colour, soon!!!
    Eileen

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  27. Beautiful. You make the world less gray with your words. A promise of good things coming.

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  28. This one really spoke to me Loredana

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  29. Beautiful poem/sketch. Love those photographs Loredana, especially the first--so gorgeous.

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  30. Berries, frozen beneath the ice, await the spring thaw to feed the birds, at a time when food is scarce and the spring has yet to burst forth with a new bounty. Makes sense to me.

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  31. I get the sense that the light is glowing and growing. I like that.

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  32. Hello again Loredana, Loved the poetic depth in this in this sensitive realisation:

    a berry trapped in ice
    longing to be tasted,...
    ....perfect in its imperfections,
    this dream of mine
    awakening
    beneath the gray."

    Terrific work and a real pleasure to read... Thank you With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  33. As I find more time for writing, I will endeavor to enter these wonderful challenges...love this with the accompanying pics...lovely

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  34. another series of great pictures... you captured the sketch in Under the Gray... and made us look closer for the bright parts that are always there...

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  35. I like to think that the grayness has a purpose. It makes all other colors brighter in contrast, allows them to breathe, and to be more than they ever dreamed. I find that you captured those thoughts and feelings well, in your poem, especially that sense of expectation of what might be found just beyond that grayness.

    Elizabeth

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  36. Berry trapped in ice...as others have commented, that is a fantastic line. Imagery, symbolism, relevance--a lot is contained in there.

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  37. Love how your poem searches for meaning and promise beyond the wintry gray!
    The images are wondrous, too: the first one, the sunrays making a powerful attempt to break through the clouds, is immensely beautiful.

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  38. Your poem is lovely, as are these images.

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  39. These words, which aptly describe the winter world, also do justice to the aging, graying human experience. Brilliant work, Loredana.

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  40. What a lovely poem sketch you have created. The dream of spring lives beneath the gray. Cheers!

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  41. Nice scenery! I like winter, but still, hope spring comes soon! I miss colors around, the green grass, the flowers!

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  42. Beautiful offerings in word and image Loredana. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  43. I feel like I am sort of frozen inside this weather right now! It's a struggle making it through these cold days because I long for warm weather so deeply. I know my true spirit is inside, it's just hard to get it to come out lately!

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  44. You have such a beautiful way of expressing what we are all feeling at the moment! I just love the opening lines of your poem - and your lovely photos are the perfect companion to your expressive words. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world. xo Karen

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  45. I love the photos and your poem is so richly descriptive...beautiful composition with words and pictures

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  46. Beautiful poetry and photos. Love the red berries.

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  47. There are few things as invigorating as a winter walk! I went for a snow hike Sunday and it made me feel so alive. I love the poem - especially this part

    "a hidden treasure
    inside this heart
    yearning to burst forth"

    Have a great Tuesday Loredana :)

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  48. I love your inspiration from your poem. You never know what will get you writing.

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  49. The ice in the picture looks like some animal standing...

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  50. Thank you, everyone, for all your interesting and insightful interpretations of my poem and photos! :)

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  51. Very well written- painting with words. Do you have anything written that is gritty and urban?- I'd like to see how you'd portray that stuff.

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